Fire causes power outage for residents at Browns Park |

Fire causes power outage for residents at Browns Park

Josh Nichols

Residents in the northwest corner of Moffat County are feeling the effects of a 23,000-acre fire burning in Utah.

Moffat County Emergency Manager Clyde Anderson said an estimated 12 miles of power line were burnt in Utah causing a power outage for residents in the Browns Park area.

A meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Ladore Hall for those affected by the power outage.

Little Snake Field Office Director John Husband said he has heard estimates that the power outage could last from days to weeks.

The fire has not crossed into Colorado, but Browns Park residents are under alert.

So far the Utah fire, coined the “Mustang Fire,” is not contained.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center Web page, the Mustang Fire is burning one mile north of Dutch John, Utah.

Dutch John and Mustang Recreation Complex have been evacuated and structure protection is in place at those locations.

The Flaming Gorge Dam is threatened and Highway 191

is closed.

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