Burnout operations nearing completion on Snow Ranch Fire

Fire estimated at 45 acres

According to the U.S. Forest Service, firefighters on the Snow Ranch Fire have nearly completed burnout operations.
As of late Thursday afternoon, the fire is estimated to be 45 acres, according to InciWeb.
The fire is burning approximately 11 air miles west of Pagosa Springs in the Chris Mountain area of the San Juan National Forest.
"The wildfire has been locked within a network of roads and fireline, totaling roughly 400 acres," the agency explains. "Fire will continue to consume unburned pockets of fuel in the fire's interior, but both fire activity and smoke production are expected to decrease this afternoon into the coming days. Firefighters are patrolling the line and will remain on scene overnight."
Smoke is expected to settle into low-lying areas overnight, potentially along the U.S. 160 corridor and around the Pagosa Springs community, according to the Forest Service.