Utah Division Forestry Fire State Lands
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
A public meeting regarding the Dollar Ridge Fire will be held tonight, Monday, July 9,
at 7 pm at the Duchesne High School Auditorium
The meeting will be live streamed at www.channelv6.com
This meeting will NOT give updates or status of structures in the fire area. Structure assessments are under way now and information will be shared with homeowners at meetings that will be announced within a few days.
Yesterday's Activity: Cloud cover and wetting rains in and around most the fire area decreased fire activity and provided firefighters an opportunity to conduct direct suppression tactics. Some areas measured up to a half inch of rain. Containment efforts focused on the southwest flank of the fire, near Strawberry Reservoir, and along the northern flank where the fire crossed Highway 40. A dozer line was completed on the northwestern flank which helped to strengthen the containment line in that area. Firefighters that were flown into the southern flank yesterday morning, were able to begin containment lines in that section of the fire. Structure assessments continued in areas of the incident where it was safe to do so. Air resources were grounded for most of the day due to the weather conditions.
Today’s Expected Activity: Today’s weather forecast is expected to be like yesterday’s, which once again could assist firefighter’s suppression efforts, but could also keep aerial resources grounded. Work will continue in the areas of the fire that have the most heat remaining to reduce the chance that the fire will threaten existing containment lines. A remote fire camp (spike camp) with around 175 firefighters was established on the northern flank of the fire which will reduce the time that firefighters need to get to their work areas. Structure assessments will continue as needed.
Weather: Today’s weather will be partly cloudy with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall could occur. Temperatures will be in the lower 80’s with humidity from 18 – 24 percent. Winds will be out of the south-southwest at 6-12 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph.
Evacuations/Closures: Contact the Wasatch or Duchesne County Sheriff’s Offices for updated road closures and evacuation information.
Evacuation Center: Due to a majority of the evacuees being allowed to return to their homes, the evacuation center established by the Red Cross at Duchesne High School has been closed.