Green River Star -

By David Martin

Fires ignite throughout county


Courtesy of Regina Khisamova

Firefighters were busy throughout the Independence Day weekend and on July 4. More than 25 fires throughout the area were reported, many of which took place Tuesday. A few fires, such as the blaze photographed, occurred near Green River.

Fires ignited across Sweetwater County during the weekend, many of them caused by fireworks or other man-made causes.

One of the earliest fires to occur started at Lost Dog Saturday afternoon. The fire, according to Sweetwater County Fire Chief Mike Bournazian, burned about six acres of land next to the water at the Flaming Gorge.

"Luckily the lake was there, that fire was ripping," Bournazian said.

Bournazian said the fire was started by fireworks from nearby campers. Bournazian said firefighters from the Green River Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service assisted them in containing t...

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