UPDATE: Taylor Mountain Road Fire burning near Vernal, Utah

UPDATE: The Taylor Mountain Road Fire in northeastern Utah has spread to 3, 569 acres by late Saturday night. Evacuations for one neighborhood have been lifted. The fire is roughly five percent contained.

A 700-acre spreading wildfire north of Vernal, Utah has triggered evacuations in the state’s northeast corner. The fire ignited on Saturday afternoon near Steinaker State Park, just west of Dinosaur National Monument on the Colorado-Utah border.


The Salt Lake Tribune reports that flames are threatening structures, although numbers of endangered homes were unknown as of early Saturday afternoon.


Three heavy airtankers, 20 engines, and a helicopter have been ordered to the fire.