Crews Contain Green Fire In Dinosaur National Monument

DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT (CBS4) — Fire crews have contained the Green Fire that started Thursday afternoon in Dinosaur National Monument.

The fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The Green River Campground was evacuated on Thursday evening. The campground and road reopened Friday afternoon.

The fire burned quickly through grass and sagebrush as it was fanned by strong winds. The fire burned about 184 acres.

The Quarry Visitor Center and Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall were not affected by the fire and remained open.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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