Information on the 416, Burro Fires, San Juan Forest Restrictions & Closures
WHERE DO I FIND INFORMATION?
About firefighting operations, fire behavior updates, and media escorts/tours:
Incident Management Team overseeing both the 416 and Burro Fire
Facebook: @416fire or https://www.facebook.com/416Fire/
416 Fire Webpage (Inciweb): https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5822/
Burro Fire Webpage (Inciweb): https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5834/
About evacuations, pre-evacuations, Highway and County Road Closures:
La Plata County – In Stage 3 Fire Restrictions as of Tuesday, June 12th
Facebook: @LaPlataCounty or https://www.facebook.com/LaPlataCounty/
Twitter: @LaPlataCountyCO or https://twitter.com/LaPlataCountyCO
Phone: Emergency Operations Center 970-385-8700
About Forest Service effected operations like Fire Restrictions, Forest area/road/trail Closures, closed campgrounds, and impacted permittees and outfitters:
San Juan National Forest – in Stage 3 Forest Closure
Facebook: @SanJuanNF or https://www.facebook.com/SanJuanNF/
Twitter: @SanJuanNF or https://twitter.com/SanJuanNF
Forest Closure went into effect on June 12
The entire SJNF is closed to public entry. No camping, hiking, or other recreational activities are allowed. All campgrounds, day-use areas, roads and trails are closed with the following exceptions:
McPhee Recreation Area Complex boat ramp and marina for the purposes of launching or retrieving watercraft and who are on the water of the McPhee Reservoir at least 10 feet from the shoreline.
Open Forest Service Roads
- Ophir Pass
- US Basin
- Dolores-Norwood Road
- Piedra Road will remain open as far as the Sportsman Campground (private)
- County roads and highways are not closed by the Forest Order but are managed by the County Sheriffs
The Colorado Trail is closed within the San Juan NF between Stony Pass and Junction Creek.
The Continental Divide Trail is closed within the San Juan NF from Cumbres Pass to Stony Pass.
Campgrounds reserved via Recreation.gov: Cancel or change reservations through Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
About Air Quality and Smoke Advisories:
San Juan Basin Public Health
Facebook: @sjbpublichealth or https://www.facebook.com/sjbpublichealth/
Twitter: @SJBPublicHealth or https://twitter.com/SJBPublicHealth
Sign up for Reverse 911 notifications for your county:
La Plata County http://www.co.laplata.co.us/emergency
Adjacent Public Lands are still open, but please follow all posted fire restrictions (updated June 12, 2018) and confirm directly with the agency first.
Pike and San Isabel NF – Stage 1 in South Platte RD
Rio Grande NF- Stage 1
Uncompahgre and Gunnison NF – Stage 2
Grand Mesa – no fire restrictions
White River NF – no fire restrictions
Manti-La Sal NF (Utah) – Stage 1
Carson NF (New Mexico)- Stage 2
Santa Fe NF (New Mexico) – Stage 3 (Closed)
Canyonlands, Arches, Mesa Verde, Anasazi Heritage Center- stage 1
BLM – Tres Rios Field area – Stage 2
Canyon of the Ancients (BLM) Stage 2
Counties in Colorado: Fire Restrictions are in place in the following: Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande, San Miguel and San Juan Counties. Know before you go.
Check http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html for county fire ban information.