Wildfire prompts evacuation of campground near Flaming Gorge
Jul 17, 2023, 6:26 PM | Updated: Jul 18, 2023, 8:34 am
(Utah Fire Info)
DAGGETT COUNTY, Utah — A campground was evacuated Monday evening after a wildfire sparked up in Daggett County.
Utah fire officials said the blaze, named the Sunny Cove Fire, prompted the cautionary evacuation of Mustang Ridge Campground near Flaming Gorge Reservoir Monday night.
Firefighters said the fire was sparked by lightning on U.S. Forest Service land and had burned an estimated 100 acres as of Tuesday morning. There are no reported injuries and no damage reported.
Flames were visible from the water in the area of Dutch John and high winds were reported in the area, prompting fears it could spread quickly in Utah’s oppressive heat. Crews were working to put in a fire line Monday night. Two engines, two helicopters, two hand crews and one bulldozer have been assigned to the fire, state officials said.