Coal seam fire near Dolores extinguished; second one discovered

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Coal seam fire near Dolores extinguished; second one discovered

Forest Service excavated, doused hot spots with water and foam, then restored land
Fire crews excavated a coal seam fire on the San Juan National Forest north of Dolores. It was extinguished with fire and foam, then buried. The ground above has been reseeded.
Burning coal takes on a vivid glow in a coal seam fire northeast of Dolores. The fire was put out in May.
A sign warns drivers on Forest Road 525 of a nearby coal seam fire.

Coal seam fire near Dolores extinguished; second one discovered

Fire crews excavated a coal seam fire on the San Juan National Forest north of Dolores. It was extinguished with fire and foam, then buried. The ground above has been reseeded.
Burning coal takes on a vivid glow in a coal seam fire northeast of Dolores. The fire was put out in May.
A sign warns drivers on Forest Road 525 of a nearby coal seam fire.
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