NEW: Hicks Creek Fire | Utah | Update 1

Updated 6:45 AM PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date/Time Started:   The Hicks Creek Fire started on 10/17/2016 around 4:45 AM PDT.

Location:   The fire is located approximately 3 miles SW of Cedar City.

Cause:  The cause of the fire is currently unknown at this time.

Current Fire Conditions:  About 2 hours ago (4:45 AM PDT) the fire was said to be at 550+ acres.  It is a wind-driven fire.  Winds expected to decrease as day progresses. More resources being mobilized. Structure protection has been put into place.  0% contained.

RESOURCES

Staffing:   Resources from the State of Utah, BLM, USFS, county and city fire departments are all combining forces to contain the fire.

Command:  A Type 3 team will be taking over management today.

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