Falling Rock Fire

Crews are hard at work on a fire burning in the High Uinta Wilderness on the Ashley National Forest. The Falling Rock Fire, only accessible by foot, was first reported one week ago and has continued burning in subalpine fir and down timber approximately eleven miles north of the Rock Creek trailhead and one mile north west of Squaw Basin. The Ledge Trail, FS Trail #121, is closed for public safety. According to the Duchesne Ranger District, as of late last week, fire officials were still assessing the fire to determine if additional trails in the area will close. At the time of that release, the perimeter of the fire was reported at approximately 69 acres and fire behavior was moderated due to frequent cloud cover and colder temperatures. The fire is visible for several miles from its location and firefighters continue to monitor the fire’s status by aircraft due to the remote location. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.


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.