Crews Contain Green Fire

Crews have contained the Green Fire within Dinosaur National Monument. A campground and several roads were closed after the fire took off on the Utah side of the Monument Thursday afternoon. According to Monument Chief of Visitor Services Dan Johnson, the fire was called in about4:30pm and National Park Service, BLM, the Jensen Fire Department, and a helicopter from Rifle were all part of the firefighting effort. The fire was originally reported at 40 acres but, fanned by winds, the fire grew to approximately 184 acres. Thanks to the quick response of fire crews, people and property at the Green River Campground and adjacent private property were protected. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Photo Credit:  Jacob Holgerson, NPS

Photo Credit: Jacob Holgerson, NPS


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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.