New Fire Starts In Dinosaur National Monument

WILD FIREA lightning fire started Sunday about 25 miles west of Maybell. The 335 acre “Happy Hollow” fire is burning through trees and sage brush in Dinosaur National Monument. Nearly 100 firefighters are working in conjunction with air support to battle the blaze. At this point, no structures are threatened by the fire. According to BLM Public Affairs Specialist David Boyd, crews were able to make progress battling the fire yesterday, but the level of containment is unknown at this time. There is a temporary flight restriction in the area, so unmanned air craft or drones are forbidden from flying. If a drone is spotted in any fire location, all support aircraft must be grounded to ensure firefighter safety.

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