MONTEZUMA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Burro Fire is burning in Montezuma County on Forest Service land near Cortez.

The fire is burning downhill towards Bear Creek in timber and heavy fuels.

Trail 607 and Forest Service Road 436 are closed at Highway 145.

Campers are being evacuated. The fire has burned 100 acres as of 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Smoke from the Burro Fire (credit: San Juan National Forest)

Smoke from the Burro Fire can be seen near the smoke from the 416 Fire in a picture taken Friday night from the US Forest Service.

Smoke from the Burro Fire on the left and the 416 Fire on the right (credit: USFS)

What caused the fire is being investigated.

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