Official Damage Assessment Report on Dollar Ridge Fire; 74 Homes Destroyed

The Damage Assessment Teams provided an official report of the losses from the Dollar Ridge Fire in Duchesne and Wasatch Counties. Based on their report on the morning of July 9th, the Dollar Ridge Fire has destroyed 74 homes and damaged 6 more. Additionally, it has destroyed or damaged 131 camp trailers, 81 utility trailers, 158 sheds or agricultural buildings, and 25 vehicles. Damage assessments continue to take place in some of the more remote areas of the fire. Rainy weather has been a blessing for the firefighting effort the last few days. As of Tuesday night, the fire was reported as 50 percent contained with 893 total personnel assigned to it. The size was 52,256 acres and the estimated containment date is Friday, July 20th.


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.