Fire Crews Battling Blazes in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument are now conducting suppression actions on several fires within or near the monument.  The Hog Fire located on the Yampa Plateau is estimated to be 40+ acres and is growing in size.  The Island Park Fire is estimated at 15 acres and is located in the Rainbow Park area of the monument.   All fires are located in remote portions of the monument without any threat to monument visitors or structure. No evacuations are in effect at this time.  Visitors to the monument and residents of the nearby communities of Vernal, Roosevelt, and Rangely may see smoke rising from the Split Mountain area. Depending on winds and temperatures, smoke may also settle in the river canyons.  Visitors are advised to avoid the Split Mountain and Rainbow Park areas of the monument both for their safety and to not interfere with fire operations. The fires are not located near the Dinosaur Quarry and visitor services or facilities have not been affected by fire operations.

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