• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Split Top 1 Fire Update

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Date: August 29, 2008
Contact: Carla Beasley, (435) 781-7702

STATUS
Estimated Acres Burned: 420
Estimated Percent Contained: To Be Determined
Expected Full Containment: To Be Determined
Cause: Lightning
Date Started: August 25, 2008
Structures Threatened: None

RESOURCES
Engines: 0
Helicopters: 1
Dozers: 0
Water Tenders: 0
Total Resources Assigned: 13

Current Situation: The fire is located approximately three miles north of the Utah temporary visitor’s center on the Dinosaur National Monument. Fire behavior was minimal during the night and was limited to creeping, smoldering, and single tree and limited group tree torching in juniper, grass and sage.

Today’s Objectives: Firefighters and one helicopter will work on the north and western flanks of the fire today to stop movement to the north and west. The fire is burning entirely within the Dinosaur National Monument boundaries. Minimum impact management techniques are being used to contain and confine the fire within the boundaries of the Monument.

Area Closures: None

Evacuations: There are no evacuation orders at this time.

Remarks: The fire may produce increased smoke during the heat of the day and may reduce visibility along the Island Park Road leading to Rainbow Park.

Additional Information: For information about fires on the Dinosaur National Monument please call (435) 781-7702. Additional information online at www.inciweb.org.

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Did You Know?

A Fremont granary in a remote alcove in the monument.

Dinosaur National Monument contains a record of human history dating back at least 10,000 years.