Monument Fire burns southeast of Vernal
Jul 22, 2023, 6:53 PM | Updated: Jul 26, 2023, 2:47 pm
(Utah Fire Info)
UPDATE: On Wednesday, Utah Fire Info reports the fire is 80% contained with no change in acreage.
#MonumentFire in Uintah Co. 80% contained. Area saw light rain w/ clouds & higher humidity today. Crews made good progress. Will work tomorrow to improve containment line and put out hotspots. Final update barring unforeseen events. #blmgl #FireYear2023 pic.twitter.com/PUlzyqsY81
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) July 26, 2023
JULY 26 UPDATE: On Monday, Utah Fire Info said the fire is 40% contained with no change in acreage. Fire crews are finding and extinguishing hot spots across the containment lines.
#MonumentFire in Uintah Co. is 40% contained. No change in acreage reported. Crews found & extinguished hot spots along containment lines w/ help from helo dropping water. Also searched unburned areas near fire line for possible hot spots. #blmgl #FireYear2023 pic.twitter.com/5XXsQ9LRSD
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) July 24, 2023
UINTAH COUNTY, Utah — A wildfire is burning in the Monument Ridge area about 55 miles southeast of Vernal, Utah, Saturday.
Utah Fire Info reported the “Monument Fire” is about 85 acres.
The wildfire is burning south of McCook Ridge and west of Seep Ridge Road.
UFI said four smoke jumpers, four large air tankers, two small air tankers, one helicopter, four engines, and one hand crew are responding to the fire.
There is oil and gas infrastructure in the area, and the owners have been contacted, UFI said.
No information about how the fire started, if it’s threatening any structures, or if evacuation orders were put in effect.
#NewStart burning in Book Cliffs 55 mi SE of Vernal. Doesn't have a name yet. Est. at 75 acres. Cause unknown. Burning S of McCook Ridge; W of the Seep Ridge Rd. 4 smokejumpers, 4 LATs, 2 SEATs, 1 helo, 4 engines, 1 handcrew assigned. #glblm #FireYear2023 pic.twitter.com/biQgJZsx1d
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) July 23, 2023