Firefighters Safely Engage Bear Trap Fire

The Bear Trap Fire, located in a remote area of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation, has been tricky for firefighters on multiple levels but progress is slowly happening. On Wednesday afternoon, firefighters were able to safely engage a small portion of the fire directly with the assistance of a Type 3 helicopter. According to the BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire-Uintah & Ouray Agency, firefighters limited growth as the fire backed down an aspen covered ridge. The helicopter was able to drop buckets of water to cool the fire’s edge as the firefighters worked. The Bear Trap Fire’s total acreage was last reported at 2,152 acres.

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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.