UTBDR: Aug 13th Fire UPDATE

Aug 13th, 2018

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The Dollar Ridge Fire remained active throughout the night Friday into Saturday morning, continuing to spread west of Timber Canyon toward Willow Creek Ridge Road. A small spot fire, about 5 acres in size, was located Saturday morning west of Willow Creek Ridge Road. This slop over was contained by firefighters by Saturday afternoon.

Crews were able to conduct planned firing operations on the west side of the fire, working south toward Timber Canyon Road and Jackson Hollow. Additional firing operations are planned for Sunday, which will produce additional smoke above the fire.

Thunderstorms forecast for Saturday afternoon did not produce any rain over the fire. More unstable weather is forecast for the coming days, which could affect firefighting operations.

The potential for rain means flash flooding and debris flows in the Strawberry River drainage within the Dollar Ridge Fire burn scar are possible. Please avoid this area for your safety.

Reservation Ridge Road is closed from White River Road to the junction with Timber Canyon Road. Willow Creek Road is also closed to any type of motorized vehicles as well as all pedestrians, equestrians, bicyclists from the intersection with Forest Service Road 680 north and east to Reservation Ridge Road (Forest Service Road 147). These closures are in place for public and firefighter safety.

This fire has impacted the route just north of Wellington to Current Creek Rd.  You may follow track UT4 Wellington to Currant Creek Hwy 40 to Argyle Rd where it crosses Hwy 191. Turn right or north Hwy 191 and travel to Duchesne and then go west on Hwy 40 to Currant Creek to pick up the route again. These instructions are for travelers going South to North.

Dollar Ridge re-route map