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Editor’s note: These drone flights were done while flight restrictions were lifted and in coordination with fire officials. Never fly a drone near an active wildfire.
FRUITLAND — The Dollar Ridge Fire continues to burn near Strawberry Reservoir and, as of Wednesday afternoon, had burned 68,400 acres and is 90 percent contained.
The southwest section of the fire perimeter is currently burning, near the Timber Canyon area. The fire has destroyed at least 74 homes and hundreds of sheds and camp trailers but is no longer threatening any structures at this time.
The fire began on July 1 and is human-caused, but officials have not released any specific details regarding how it started. On July 23, it was 93 percent contained with 57,000 acres burned and 310 firefighters assigned. By Aug. 6, 91 firefighters were assigned, the fire grew to 59,000 acres and containment was lowered to 90 percent due to fire growth.
Since Aug. 6, the fire burned another 9,400 acres and there are now 245 firefighters assigned.
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Below are some photos showing the before and after of several areas within the burn scar.