Industrial Fire South of Ouray

Smoke from an industrial fire could be seen for miles on Friday south of Ouray in Uintah County. According to Avalon Fire Chief Joey Rodriguez, a call came in of an oil well fire on Friday morning around 10:30am. The Avalon Fire crew arrived on scene and found four collection tanks up in flames. Three of the tanks were holding crude oil and one was holding water. The Avalon crew took the initial attack and as the Lapoint/Tridell crew arrived, they were assigned to rig up another foam line and continued foaming until the fire was extinguished, explains Chief Rodriguez. The well site is owned by Finley Resources and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. No one was on location at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Vernal City Fire Department also responded and assisted on 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.