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Contact: Andy Bundshuh, (970) 970-3014
Contact: Dan Johnson, (435) 781-7702
Dinosaur, Colorado & Jensen, Utah – Fire crews have contained the fire that started Thursday afternoon south west of the Green River Campground on the Utah side of the monument. The Green Fire was reported at approximately 4:30 pm on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
An interagency crew consisting of staff from the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and Jensen Fire Department responded to the fire. Additionally, a US Forest Service helicopter position in Rifle, Colorado provided air support.
The Green River Campground was evacuated on Thursday evening. The campground and road will reopen at Noon on Friday, September 2, 2016.
Fanned by winds, the fire burned quickly through grass and sagebrush. Estimated size is approximately 184 acres. Fire crews responded quickly to suppress the fire to protect people and property at the Green River Campground and adjacent private property.
Operations at the Quarry Visitor Center and Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall have not been affected by the fire. They remain open to the public on their normal schedule.