The latest information on the Burro and 416 Fires.
The Burro fire is burning about 2 miles east of the Gold Run Trail Head on the Dolores Ranger District on the San Juan National Forest, spreading to the north/northeast towards the Colorado Trail and the Hermosa Creek Wilderness Area.. The fire is burning in timber fuels in very steep terrain on both sides of Bear Creek. Crews are working the fire in full suppression strategy with handcrews, engines, smokejumpers, helicopters and air tankers. The fire is currently estimated to be at 1,000 acres. Up to date information on the Burro Fire can be found here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5834/
The 416 Fire is burning approximately 10-20 miles north of Durango. The fire is burning on the west side of State Highway 550 on some private land and on the San Juan National Forest. The north and west portions of the fire are now established in North Buck Creek and Buck Creek drainages, and it continues to progress through Hermosa Creek drainage, moving through these drainages at a moderate rate of spread.. The 416 Fire is currently estimated to be over 17,000 acres. More information on the fire is at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5822/
Highway 550 is closed from mile marker 32 to 64. Pilot cars escort traffic through the closure from 8 am to 6 pm daily when conditions allow. This status may change if fire or evacuation activities change. For up to date information on road closures visit www.cotrip.org. Evacuations are in place for several areas in the fire vicinity. For up to date information on the status of evacuations, please contact the La Plata County Emergency Operations Center at 970-385-8700 or visit www.co.laplata.co.us.