Bear Trap Fire Shows Signs of Fire Activity

Smoke has been visible above the Bear Trap Fire this week. According to BIA Forestry and Fire, the current hot and dry weather patterns are to blame for the increased signs of fire activity and smoke visible from the Bear Trap Fire. Acreage has not increased, however, and the fire remains at 12,246 acres. “Interior pockets of unburned fuel will continue to burn until the area receives a significant rainfall or even snow,” shares BIA Forestry and Fire. Fire personnel continue to monitor the fire from the air and from the ground. The Bear Trap Fire was started by lightning on Bear Trap Ridge on July 21st.



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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.