Crews respond to 17-acre wildfire near Dinosaur National Monument |

Crews respond to 17-acre wildfire near Dinosaur National Monument

Staff report
The fire is burning alongside Harpers Corner Road near Dinosaur National Monument Headquarters.
Ryan Kral/National Parks Service

DINOSAUR — A wildfire has burned about 17 acres near Dinosaur National Monument in western Moffat County.

A motorist reported the fire at about 6:10 p.m. Sunday, and it is expected to be contained by Monday evening, according to a news release from the National Park Service.

The fire appears to be human caused and is under investigation. Any information about the cause of the fire should be reported to Chief Ranger Lee Buschkowsky at 970-629-8683.

Nearby residents were alerted to the fire, but no structures are threatened, according to the release. The Canyon Visitor Center and Harper’s Corner Road are open, but the Cold Desert Trail near the Canyon Visitor Center is closed until further notice.

An interagency crew from Artesia Volunteer Fire Department, Jensen Volunteer Fire Department, Rangely Volunteer Fire Department, the Bureau of Land Management and the National Parks Service quickly responded to the fire, which was burning in grass, sagebrush and timber.

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