Closure lifted for San Juan National Forest | KOB 4

Closure lifted for San Juan National Forest

Marian Camacho
June 20, 2018 06:35 PM

DURANGO, Colo. – San Juan National Forest will re-open to the public tomorrow. Forest officials along with the Bureau of Land Management made the announcement today.


The closure was put into place June 12 due to fires burning in the area.

With the forest re-opening, campgrounds, roads, and trails will be available to the public and operations will resume for those with contracts for doing business on public lands.

Forest officials say the weekend storm brought up to 1.5 inches of rain to some local areas and with it, unanticipated relief to dry and fire-prone conditions.

BLM lands and the rest of the San Juan National Forest will remain under Stage 2 restrictions. Areas around the active 416 and Burro Fires will remain closed.

The 416 Fire has burned more than 34,000 acres and is 35-percent contained. According to fire officials, there is minimal fire activity at this time.

The Burro Fire has burned more than 3,700 acres and is 53-percent contained.


Marian Camacho

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