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Split Fire

Unit Information

Dinosaur National Monument
National Park Service

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Incident Contact

Naaman Horn
Email: naaman_horn@nps.gov
Phone: 307-699-0142

Highlighted Activity

07/03/2020 Dinosaur Responds to Multiple Lighting Caused Fires After Recent Storm
UPDATE July 3, 2020Dinosaur, CO and Jensen, UT - The lightning caused Split Fire at Dinosaur National Monument was discovered on Friday, June 26. Upon detection, the fire was 1/4 acre and burning in.
News - 07/03/2020
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The lightning caused Split Fire at Dinosaur National Monument was discovered on Friday, June 26. Upon detection, the fire was 1/4 acre and burning in very steep, mountainous terrain. The fire is currently 37 acres and is burning at 7,000 feet on the north side of Split Mountain near Rainbow Park. All park facilities currently remain open.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday June 26th, 2020 approx. 10:45 AM
LocationSplit Mountain
Incident CommanderCharlie Reynar
Incident DescriptionBurning In Rough Steep Terrain
Coordinates40.482 latitude, -109.202 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel5
Size18 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber with litter understory and grass.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor and be readily available to suppress.

Projected Incident Activity

Possible down-slope spread to the north.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Heavier winds and thunderstorms in the forecast