Active Spots Still Burning on Dollar Ridge Fire; No Structures in Danger

The dangerous intensity of the Dollar Ridge Fire has passed but crews continue to work on spots of active burning that are on U.S. Forest Service land. According to Incident Commander Mike Bertagnolli, the fire is now considered 90 percent contained which is a downward adjustment of containment percentage. This is due to fire growth in an area west of Timber Canyon between Pine Hollow and Jackson Hollow, shares Bertagnolli. There are 91 personnel assigned to the Dollar Ridge Fire at this time. The road in Timber Canyon remains closed at the U.S. Forest Service boundary. Do not travel past the Forest Service boundary on Timber Canyon Road for your safety. The fire is now estimated to have burned a total of 59,014 acres. No structures are threatened.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.