Forest Fire Burning at Fireman’s Memorial

Forest Fire Burning at Fireman’s Memorial

Photo courtesy of Mandi Johnson

UPDATE: 6:43 p.m.

MANILLA — At approximately 1:35 PM a fire was reported in Daggett County in the Firefighter’s Memorial area of US 191 MM 391. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

The fire is in the area of some large power lines, and power is out through most of the area affecting homes in The Pines, The Acres, and Flaming Gorge Resort, with no specific time frame for it to be restored. Bridger Valley Electric and Moon Lake Electric are on scene assessing damage and trying to restore power.

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There are multiple agencies involved in fighting the fire including: Dutch John/Daggett County Fire, BLM Fire, BIA Fire, USFS Fire, and Manila Fire. There are also three Forest Service planes currently aiding in the effort including one spotter plane and two retardant drop planes.

There are approximately 50 – 60 acres currently burning. There are 30 to 40 personnel on the ground attempting to keep the fire contained to the area east of Hwy 191. Law Enforcement officers are providing traffic control which currently consists of one lane traffic with several stops to allow for retardant drops. Travel in the area is restricted on US Hwy 191 from MM 390 to 396 until further notice.

Voluntary evacuations are encouraged at Deer Run Campground, Cedar Springs Campground, Cedar Spring Marina, and Firefighter’s Memorial Campground. There are no injuries reported at this time.

FLAMING GORGE — We have received these photos of a fire at Fireman’s Memorial near the Carter Creek Bridge and Cedar Creek Marina from reader Mandi Johnson.

We have received reports that traffic is stopped.

Updates as we receive them.