‘South Four Corners Fire’ Prompts Reminder That Vehicles Can Spark Fires

The Uintah and Ouray Agency of BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire are urging the public to be aware of anything on your vehicle that may cause a spark or emit extreme heat. Fuels are extremely dry and it doesn’t take much to start a fire. This warning was part of the press release about the ‘South Four Corners Fire’ in the Randlett/Four Corners area of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation on Tuesday, July 20th. “Just after 2:00pm [Tuesday] a fire was reported south of Four Corners and north of the Duchesne River bridge. Fire resources from the BIA Forestry & Fire, Utah Forestry, Fire and State Lands, Avalon, Lapoint-Tridell, and Roosevelt fire departments were immediately dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival fire units found several fires along the roadside burning in thick brush, grass and cottonwoods. Prompt suppression tactics were taken and the forward progress of the fires was stopped.” It was determined that the fire was human-caused due to a vehicle malfunction. No structures were threatened. 


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