Monsoonal moisture over eastern Utah's Uinta Basin Friday gave crews a big lift, accelerating their plans for 100 percent containment of the Taylor Mountain Road Wildfire.
"We've had a lot of favorable weather overnight and today," said fire information officer Kelsey Birchell, noting that high humidity, rain and cooler temperatures all helped about 50 firefighters in their efforts to hem in the 3,126-acre blaze.
"We got it 90 percent contained last night. We expect to have this 100 percent contained by 6 p.m. [Friday]" she added.
At its height, the blaze 10 miles north of Vernal was battled by 250 firefighters, along with helicopter and air-tanker support.