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The Bear Dance Fire in photos

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Jeremy Wade Shockley
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The Southern Ute Drum
Crews work along the fireline of the Bear Dance Fire in early June, 2022.

The Bear Dance Fire, which began June 3 in brush along the Pine River just east of Ignacio, briefly posed a threat to buildings on the Southern Ute Tribe campus.

Firefighters extinguished the fire within three days. It burned 89 acres but there were no injuries or loss of structures. The fire's cause remains under investigation.

Below is a selection of photos from the fire:

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Jeremy Wade Shockley
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The Southern Ute Drum
Aerial support during the Bear Dance Fire near Ignacio, Colorado in early June, 2022.
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Jeremy Wade Shockley
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The Southern Ute Drum
The Bear Dance Fire burns near Ignacio, Colorado in early June 2022.
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Jeremy Wade Shockley
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The Southern Ute Drum
Crews work the Bear Dance Fire in early June, 2022.
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Jeremy Wade Shockley
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The Southern Ute Drum
Firefighting crews coordinate as the Bear Dance Fire burns in the background.
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Jeremy Wade Shockley
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The Southern Ute Drum
Crews work on the Bear Dance Fire near Ignacio, Colorado, June 2022.
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Jeremy Wade Shockley
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Southern Ute Drum
Firefighting crews work on the Bear Dance Fire near Ignacio, Colorado on June 3, 2022.
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Jeremy Wade Shockley
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Southern Ute Drum
Crews work on the Bear Dance Fire on June 3, 2022.
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Chris Aaland
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KSUT
Flames are visible at the Bear Dance Fire, which broke out just east of Ignacio, Colorado on June 3, 2022.
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Chris Aaland
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KSUT
The Bear Dance Fire is burning on Southern Ute tribal lands just outside of Ignacio, Colorado. The fire started on June 3, 2022.
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Jeremy Wade Shockley
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Southern Ute Drum
A helicopter drops water on the Bear Dance Fire near Ignacio, Colorado on June 3, 2022.

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