Updated 6:45 PM PDT
Date/Time Started: The Hicks Creek Fire started on 10/17/2016 around 4:45 AM PDT.
Location: The fire is located approximately 3,5 miles South of Cedar City, Utah.
Cause: The cause of the fire is currently unknown at this time, but was Media was reporting it may be from an escaped debris pile. Fire PIO says that a private landowner was checking on a smoldering debris pile and called it in and saying that it is human caused but unknown how.
Size: 1500 acres.
Containment Status: 0%.
Current Fire Conditions: Fire personnel responded yesterday evening, planning to suppress the fire but overnight winds caused it to escaped its containment lines. There was a call for rapid deployment of resources due to a ROS. Active fire behavior with slope driven runs and heavy fuel loading are expected to occur
3 homes have been evacuated. No structures have been damaged or injuries have been reported.
Staffing: 70 personnel from the State of Utah-Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands, Bureau of Land Management; US Forest Service; Cedar City Fire and Iron County.
Command: A Type 3 teamtook over Management of the fire today.
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