The Dollar Ridge Fire has been burning in Duchesne County for nearly 2 weeks now. We know the fire burned at least 74 homes, and today many people evacuated will find out if their home is one of them. Utah Red Cross volunteers are there helping those in need. Kirsten Stuart from the Utah Red Cross, joined Brian Carlson, to explain what they’re doing, and how you can help.
The American Red Cross is still highly active on the ground in Duchesne supporting the families impacted by the Dollar Ridge Fire. While there is no longer a need for emergency shelter operations at Duchesne High School, the work continues for those impacted by this disaster.
The Red Cross is now moving into the recovery phase of operations starting casework and damage assessments as well as distributing emergency supplies including clean up kits. The Red Cross will continue to coordinate with local officials to meet the needs of residents, responders, and the community at large.
The Red Cross coordinates closely with local government officials when responding to disasters.
As the wildfire continues and because it is unpredictable, people in the area should pay attention to local media and emergency officials for continuing developments. For the latest information on the fire and its impact on the community, the public can call the Duchesne County Sherriff’s office at 435-738-2015
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