Dollar Ridge Fire Update
(Roosevelt, Utah) – July 11, 2018
STRATA Networks issued a summary of the impacts of the Dollar Ridge Fire today. As of Wednesday, July 11th, the Dollar Ridge Fire is 50% contained, however, the full effects and damages to STRATA facilities are yet to be determined due to mandatory evacuations and restricted access.
STRATA has confirmed limited damage to telephone and broadband facilities in the Camelot area. As of July 11th, STRATA technicians were given access to this specific area and were able to restore services shortly thereafter. A mobile cell site, used to provide cellular coverage along Highway 40 in the Currant Creek area, received damage due to the fire. This particular site will remain offline until power can be restored and a new site brought in to replace the existing damaged site.
In an effort to assist those displaced by the fire, STRATA has provided free Wi-Fi to evacuees located at Duchesne High School and the Red Rock RV Park. Additionally, cable television and streaming services were established at the High School to provide up to date news and information to evacuees.
Incident managers have confirmed the loss of several homes and structures, but STRATA has not yet been able to gain access to these areas to determine the full extent of the damages. STRATA’s crews are poised to quickly restore any lost services once access is allowed.
V6 Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of STRATA Networks, has provided live coverage of community meetings and updates. This coverage will continue as meetings occur. This content can be accessed by visiting channelv6.com, by following Channel V6 on Facebook, or viewing Channel V6 on Roku.
STRATA’s Board and Management would like to formally express appreciation to all local, state, and federal entities involved with Incident Command. Additionally, STRATA would like to thank all those who have donated time and resources to those individuals whose lives have been impacted by this fire.
STRATA NETWORKS is the leading telecommunications provider in the Uintah Basin, providing advanced voice, broadband, television, and nationwide wireless services. Headquartered in Roosevelt, Utah, STRATA celebrates over 60 years of technology expertise, exceptional customer relations, and a devout corporate social responsibility to its community. The company functions as a local cooperative, in which customers can also become member-owners of the company who may receive patronage dividends and participate in company voting processes. More information is available at www.stratanetworks.com.