Smoke Column Above Dollar Ridge Fire Burn Scar No Cause for Concern

Large smoke columns can certainly be alarming, especially after such an awful summer of wildfires. Officials of Utah Fire Info are helping the public put the noticeable smoke in perspective, however. On Tuesday, an announcement was made that “pockets of ‘interior heat’ within the perimeter of the Dollar Ridge Fire are responsible for the smoke column that may be visible above the burn scar. As we’ve said in the past,” shares Utah Fire Info, “pockets of unburned fuels inside the contained perimeter of this 70,000 acre wildfire may continue to ignite and burn until additional rain or even snow falls on this area.” Officials are reassuring the public that they do not believe there is potential for the Dollar Ridge Fire to spread beyond the established containment lines.

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