Containment on Dollar Ridge Fire Increases to 60 Percent

While the total acreage burned by the Dollar Ridge Fire has grown, so has the percent of containment. According to the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, as of Wednesday night at 8:46pm, the size of the Dollar Ridge Fire had reached 56,687 acres and the percent of perimeter contained was increased to 60 percent. There are 857 fire personnel working on the fire that is being fueled by timber, tall grass, and brush at critical conditions with extremely low live and dead fuel moisture. Utah Fire Info announced on Wednesday that thanks to the firefighters success in gaining containment around the Highway 40 area, the regular posted speed limit has been reinstituted. Fire personnel continue to work around Highway 40 and drivers are urged to be cautious while driving near the fire.


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.