Blotter, July 15, 2013

Moab fire 50% contained

A Moab, Utah-based fire incident management team has taken control of the 438-acre Sinbad Fire east of town, as most of the firefighters battling the blaze spent much of Sunday getting ready to leave the area.

The fire is about 50 percent contained, and remaining crews were busy cleaning up and containing smoldering timber and brush on Sinbad Ridge, where lightning sparked the fire more than a week ago, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Remaining crews will improve fire lines and mop up burned areas, but a helicopter will remain on standby in case sections flare up again.

No structures were damaged by the fire.

According to the Glenwood Springs Police Department:

■ Alberto Melendrez Jr., 22, of Parachute was issued a summons Monday on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Neither the Grand Junction Police Department nor the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department released activity logs on Sunday.


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