2 of 4 fires in Dinosaur National Monument contained

DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT – Two of the four fires at Dinosaur National Monument have been contained, according to a news release from the National Park Service.

The 4.7 acre Island Park Fire and tenth of an acre Quarry Fire have been contained.

Crews are continuing to fight the 75.7 acre Hog Canyon Fire, which has five smoke jumpers, three engines and a 20-person type 2 crew from New Mexico on site. An additional crew is being called in from Montana.

The Round Top Fire was reported Saturday, and is burning in steep terrain on the Colorado side of the monument. It's currently burning about 2/10 of an acre.

All of the fires are located in remote areas of the park, according to the release, and are not threatening visitors or structures. The fires have not affected visitor services or facilities.

No evacuations are in effect.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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