Wildfire near Flaming Gorge grows to 100 acres
Jul 17, 2023, 7:09 PM | Updated: Jul 18, 2023, 7:49 am
(Utah Fire Info)
DAGGETT COUNTY, Utah — The Sunny Cove Fire burning near Flaming Gorge Reservoir has grown to 100 acres. Officials said that by Tuesday morning, the fire was 0% contained.
Utah Fire Info reports that Dagget County law enforcement is working with people who have vehicles at the Mustang Ridge Boat Ramp, and are escorting them into the area to get their vehicles.
#SunnyCoveFire PM update:
The fire has grown to 100 acres & is 0% contained.
Crews are working with 1 dozer to put in fire line tonight.
Currently 2 engines, 2 helicopters, 2 hand crews & 1 bulldozer assigned to the incident.
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) July 18, 2023
The fire began Monday afternoon near Flaming Gorge Reservoir and forced the evacuation of the Mustang Campground campground.
At of 6:40 p.m. Monday night, the fire had grown to 5 acres.
Lightning is the cause of the fire, according to Utah Fire Info. There are two helicopters, three engines and two hand crews on scene.