Dollar Ridge Fire threatens cabins near Strawberry Reservoir
(UPDATE) - The Dollar Ridge Fire has destroyed several structures, according to the Duchesne County Sheriff's Office. The following losses have been confirmed in Duchesne and Wasatch counties:
- 158 sheds
- 81 trailers
- 131 campers
- 25 cars
- 6 homes damaged
- 74 homes destroyed
(KUTV) -- The Dollar Ridge Fire was again on the move Friday threatening cabins near Strawberry Reservoir.
“Behind us we are looking at the Strawberry Creek area and right now we are seeing some pretty active fire behavior,” said Bobbi Filbert, the public information officer for the fire.
Filbert said the fire is now actively burning near the Pine Hollow an area evacuated a few days ago.
She said residents have been calling dispatchers concerned.
“All we can tell you is you can see that there is some Scooper planes that were cycling through dipping out of the reservoir putting lots of water on that fire right there," she said. "So definitely a lot of resources are focused on that area right now.”
While firefighters work around the clock trying to protect homes, another team started accessing those already lost to the flames of the destructive fire.
“We have the emergency management team, county assessment for those structures that have been damaged or lost by the fire so that process is likely going to take some time, and we are going to enter those areas that are safe to," Filbert said.
On the other side of the fire, Filbert added that firefighters made good progress on the Current Creek area where the fire jumped the highway.
She said there are still some hot spots, and they were working on containment, but progress would be dependent on the weather.
The fire as of Friday evening was 4% contained and burned more than 47,500 acres.