IRON COUNTY, Utah – A massive wildfire is burning in the County. Here is the Sit Rep for Thursday, June 28, 2018.
START DATE / TIME
The fire started on Wednesday, June 27th around 1459 hours from an unknown cause, that is under investigation.
The fire is located:
- 10 miles N of St. George
- 26 miles SW of Cedar City
- 1 mile E of Gardner Peak
- 3 miles NE of Pine Valley Campground
- N of the Pine Valley Wilderness Area
- Between Pine Valley and Harmony
- Dixie National Forest
- Pine Valley Ranger District
Resources include 50 personnel along with eight engines, six hand crews, two helicopters, four SEATs, two AA platforms are on-scene of the incident. Five additional hand crews are on order.
CURRENT FIRE STATUS
The fire has burned 2,000 acres of timber, mountain brush and grass which has a zero containment status.
Fire behavior is active with spotting and torching. There are RED FLAG conditions and are expected to continue in to Friday.
The fire has been fueled and windy conditions.
Reports of the fire being seen from multiple locations within the Iron and Washington Counties.
Cost-to-date has reached $600,000.
“The temp was at a stunning 81* F temps at 0640 hours this morning!”
(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog- Updated 1400 hours PDT