DOLORES, Colorado – Sept. 9, 2017 –
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Operations went smoothly today on the Draw Fire burning in ponderosa pine forests within containment lines eight miles northeast of Dolores in the San Juan National Forest. The fire was started by lightning earlier this week. Burnout operations are being implemented to keep its growth within predetermined boundaries.
Fire crews continued indirect firing operations along Forest Service roads 527 and 528, as well as some interior lighting between the active fire edge and control lines. The current size of the fire is 930 acres. The fire received patchy rain during the afternoon, but nothing significant enough to stop operations. Cloud cover obscured the smoke for the bulk of the day, but smoke became visible from as far off as the McPhee Overlook late in the afternoon.
One more day of growth is expected between control features within the interior. The fire will be patrolled actively following the completion of ignitions.
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