UPDATE: East Myton and North River fires have merged, oil and power infrastructure threatened

Mar 29, 2021, 6:14 PM | Updated: 7:05 pm
#EastMyton and #NorthRiver fires merge in Duchesne Co. (Shelby Huffman)...
#EastMyton and #NorthRiver fires merge in Duchesne Co. (Shelby Huffman)
(Shelby Huffman)

MYTON, UT  — Utah fire officials report that two fires burning in eastern Utah’s Duchesne County have merged into one larger fire.

Utah Fire Info also reports ten structures are currently threatened, including oil and power infrastructure. AT the time of publication, they had not specified which oil and power structures may be threatened.


MYTON, UT — Two fires were burning in Duchesne and Uintah counties on Monday afternoon.

Both of the fires are believed to have been caused by humans according to Mike Eriksson with the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. By 6 p.m. on Monday there was no estimate as to when the fires would be contained.

East Myton Fire

The East Myton Fire is reportedly burning on Ouray Ute sovereign land in Duchesne County.  This fire has burned more than 200 acres and according to officials has threatened structures.

At the time of publication, there was no information detailing which structures were threatened and the fire was at 10% containment.

North River Fire

The North River Fire began in Duchesne County and then moved east along a river to Uintah County where it is now burning in an area that Eriksson called “tribal land.” This fire is has burned between 50 and 60 acres according to officials.

Commander Nathan Robinson with State Forestry and Fire told KSL that this fire began on Sunday and was contained to 21 acres. But high winds on Monday fanned the flames and the fire reignited.

Multiple agencies involved in response

Multiple agencies responded to these early season fires, including Uintah and Duchesne Counties, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Utah state authorities. 


This story is ongoing and will be updated as new information becomes available.



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UPDATE: East Myton and North River fires have merged, oil and power infrastructure threatened