Currant Fire continues to burn east of Flaming Gorge

A fire burning east of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir has burned hundreds of acres since it was reported Sunday afternoon.

The fire at Currant Creek Ridge has been heavily attacked by firefighters from the Rock Springs Bureau of Land Management, Ashley National Forest and Sweetwater County Fire Department, as well as federal air resources, according to Mike Bournazian, Sweetwater County Fire Warden.

“We had a hard time getting to that fire itself,” Bournazian said.

The fire was initially reported at about 1:30 p.m., Sunday. The fire, identified as the Currant Fire, grew to a size of approx...


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