MONTEZUMA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Burro Fire grew to more than 280 acres in Montezuma County on Saturday.

The fire is burning on Forest Service land near Cortez.

Burro Fire (credit: San Juan National Forest)

Campers have been ordered to evacuate, and Forest Service officials ordered new area closures on Saturday morning.

They say the public is not allowed in the area surrounded by Divide Road, Roaring Fork Road, Scotch Creek Road, Windy Gap Area Road, Spruce Mill Road and Upper Hay Camp Area Road.

Colorado Trail partial closure near Durango. (credit: CBS)

Officials also closed several trails: Salt Creek Trail, Ryman Trail, Corral Draw Trail, the Colorado Trail from Molas Pass to Junction Creek and Upper Ryman Trail.

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The Burro Fire is about 10 miles west of the 416 Fire. It is not contained.

Smoke from fires could be seen in a picture taken Friday from the US Forest Service.

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

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