Fire on the mountain

You may have noticed that Animas City Mountain is on fire. Earlier this week, a prescribed burn was ignited north of town as part of a larger effort to build a buffer around Durango to prevent a catastrophic wildlife entering city limits (which you can read about more in our previous coverage at https://bit.ly/42MJQ0T).

The prescribed burn is expected to cease Thursday and resume Friday. In the meantime, we’ll leave you with this from the Durango Police Department:

“The Durango Police Department has received several reports of individuals not following the mandatory public land closures for the prescribed burn. The closure applies to all public use to provide public safety during the prescribed burn. All trails, trailheads and parking lots at Animas City Mountain, Dalla Mountain Park, Tanque Verde and X-Rock are closed to public access during the prescribed fire dates from May 8-15.”

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