Duchesne County’s Boulder Ridge Fire reported at 100 acres, 60% contained

Crews fighting the Boulder Ridge Fire are shown at a 7 a.m. briefing on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. Photo: Utah Fire Info/Twitter

DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 14, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Boulder Ridge Fire, sparked Saturday, grew from an estimated 30 acres to about 100 acres overnight, according to information from Utah Fire Info.

About a quarter-inch of rain in the area Sunday helped crews reach 60% containment by Sunday evening, Utah Fire Info tweeted.

Crews continue to work toward full suppression,” the tweet states.

The Boulder Ridge Fire is believed to been started by a lighting strike, although the investigation is ongoing.

The fire is burning on Ute tribal land in Duchesne County near Monarch Ridge and Brown’s Draw Reservoir about six miles west of Neola, an earlier UFI tweet said.

The Boulder Ridge Fire burning in Duchesne County is believed to have been sparked by lightning, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Photo: Lucas Rhea/Utah Fire Info/Twitter

The fire was first reported at 2:19 p.m., and initial crews on the ground were from Neola, Altamont, Lapoint and Roosevelt fire departments, working alongside federal firefighters. Multiple aircrafts were dropping retardant and water from above in an attempt to flower the fire’s spread.

Additional firefighters and resources were ordered Saturday to help with the effort starting Sunday.

Boulder Ridge Fire. Photo: Utah Fire Info/Chris Secakuku/BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire

 

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