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Dollar Ridge Fire

Unit Information

Utah Division Forestry Fire State Lands
Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

This incident is no longer being updated.

Map of the Dollar Ridge Fire for Aug. 17.Image options: [ Full Size ]

This will be the final update for the Dollar Ridge Fire barring any unforeseen developments.

This morning the fire is 94 percent contained and is holding at 68,869 acres. Crews have been able to secure a number of sections of containment line. They are working today to secure and widen the remaining sections of the line.

Great Basin Incident Management Team 4, led by Type 3 Incident Commander Billy Britt, will transition on Sunday to a local Type 4 team, which will continue to patrol the fire.

The public should expect to see smoke from this fire for some time because there are still areas well inside the fire perimeter that will continue to burn and smolder. These "smokes" may last until the area receives significant rain, or possibly until it snows.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman
Date of OriginSunday July 01st, 2018 approx. 01:00 PM
Location8 miles SW of Duchesne, Utah.
Incident CommanderBilly Britt
Coordinates40.1 latitude, -110.96 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel158
Size68,869 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained94%
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber, tall grass, and brush.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will hold and secure burnout operations, adding depth where necessary.

Crews will continue to monitor for and mop up, as needed, any new spot fires that emerge.

Projected Incident Activity

No fire movement or escalation is expected; however, there are large unburned pockets well within the perimeter of the fire that will continue to burn. There remains some potential for spotting to occur in the event of extremely high winds carrying embers over the line.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Forecasted thunderstorms are a cause for concern through the next few days. Concerns include erratic outflow winds and their effect on fire behavior, and the potential for flash flooding with heavy rains that could create dangerous driving conditions.