Burro Fire burns near 416 Fire in southwestern Colorado

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire broke out in southwestern Colorado Friday not too far from the 416 Fire.

The Burro Fire was burning on U.S. Forest Service land about 22 miles northwest of Durango in Montezuma County.

A view of the Burro Fire sent by a KDVR.com reader.

“The fire is burning downhill towards Bear Creek in timber and heavy fuels with torching and spotting … high rate of spread with a south/southwest wind,” A forest service spokesperson said.

The San Juan National Forest office of the U.S. Forest Service said the fire had grown to 300 acres as of Saturday evening. It was 0 percent contained.

No structures are currently threatened.

A number of ground crews are fighting the fire, the cause of which is under investigation.

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