UT (New!) WILDFIRE | STRAWBERRY FIRE | 1

STRAWBERRY FIRE

Update 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY | A wildfire was sparked by lightning on July 20, 2020, around 1400 hours MDT (1300 PDT).

This is said to be in near the same location as a previous wildfire named the  BRIAN HEAD FIRE that destroyed one structure and caused $30 Million in firefighting efforts in 2017.  It was a human-caused fire that was accidentally started.

LOCATION | The fire is said to be burning in Bowers Flat, north of Mammonth Creek on the Dixie National Forest (Kane County) and near Duck Creek Village in the southern Utah.

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SIZE/CONTAINMENT | Various fire agencies are reporting the fire at 43 – 70 acres  in variance.  Full containment of the fire is due to be complete by Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

THREATENED | Evacuations of a campground were in effect due to immediate threats to camper trailers.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/21/2020 0125 MDT / 0025 PDT