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US Forest Service

A lightning-sparked wildfire continued to burn Friday in the San Juan National Forest about three miles north of McPhee Dam near the Dry Creek Recreation Area.

US Forest Service

The Draw Fire eight miles northeast of Dolores has grown to just over a thousand acres but is staying within containment lines. The lightning-sparked blaze, which began last week, is burning on the San Juan National Forest. Dolores District Fire Management Officer Patrick Seekins said in a release that crews might burn the remaining unburned section within the containment boundary on Monday.

US Forest Service

A lightning-sparked fire is burning on the San Juan National Forest about eight miles northeast of the town of Dolores in the Boggy Draw area.

Bureau of Land Management

KSJD's Austin Cope spoke on Wednesday morning with Chris Asbjorne, Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management, for an update about the lightning-caused Secret Canyon Fire that started east of Dove Creek last week. Click below to listen.

Austin Cope

Small businesses impacted by the May 8th Western Excelsior Plant fire in Mancos are now eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. On Friday, the SBA announced it had issued a disaster declaration, following a request from Governor John Hickenlooper. The declaration means SBA assistance is available in Montezuma, Dolores, La Plata, and San Juan counties in Colorado; Apache County in Arizona; San Juan County in New Mexico; and San Juan County in Utah.

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