Spark from Semi Causes Fire; All Urged to be Extremely Cautious

The Red Flag Warning from National Weather Service makes it clear that extreme caution is needed in the dry conditions in northeastern Utah and an incident south of Fort Duchesne on Tuesday really drives home the point. According to BIA Forestry and Fire officials, a fire was started Tuesday afternoon around 2:45pm along the highway approximately 2 miles south of Fort Duchesne. “The cause of this fire was determined to be a spark from a passing semi truck,” shares BIA Forestry and Fire. “The ‘Curve Fire’ was held to less than half an acre.” All are urged to use extreme caution when outdoors as grass and brush are extra susceptible. Remember, even equipment like lawnmowers can start fires.


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.