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Smoke jumpers engage fire at Dinosaur National Monument

Published: Friday, July 25 2014 6:30 p.m. MDT

In this photo provided by the Utah Office of Tourism, Split Mountain is seen, located 20 miles outside of Vernal, Utah. Smoke jumpers and other fire resources began fighting a fire at Dinosaur National Monument that started Friday.

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DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT — Smoke jumpers and other fire resources began fighting a fire at Dinosaur National Monument that started Friday.

The Hog Canyon Fire had burned about 20 acres atop Split Mountain in Hog Canyon Friday afternoon.

The fire was one of several in the area caused by lightning in the past 24 hours, according to the monument's acting fire management officer, Andy Bundshuh.

Fire engines, helicopters and single-engine air tankers were ordered to the Hog Canyon Fire, and all other fires on the monument were under suppression, he said.

— Morgan Jacobsen

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