Updated 6:45 AM 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 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.
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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