UT | Flatt Fire | AM Update

0030 PT | SUNDAY | JUNE 20, 2021

INCIDENT SUMMARY — The FLATT FIRE started on Thursday, June 17th at 2300 hours. This incident is located west of Enterprise, Utah.

EVACUATIONS are in effect.

Credit: BLM

CURRENT STATUS — It is approximately 14,058 acres of sage and pinion juniper. Fire crews have an approximate 15% containment status. According to sources, they say it started by “lightening” but that is written in the wrong context and means something completely different. It was caused by the correct written word “lightning”.

FIRE BEHAVIOR — Fire is said to have extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs, torching and spotting.

COMMAND — The fire is being managed by the Color Country Type 3 Team, with IC Lyndsay Fonger at the helm.

Credit: BLM

RESTRICTIONS — Fire restrictions are at a Stage 1, which are currently in effect. RED FLAG WARNING is in effect due to hot, dry, gusty weather that can and may increase fire activity. This warning means that critical fire weather conditions exist which are either occurring or are imminent as a comb of strong winds, low RH and warm temps. This could lead to extreme fire behavior as some of us know it as a Firestorm.

Credit: BLM

RESOURCES — 100 or more personnel, four hot shot crews, two hand crews, 19 engines, one dozer, one helicopter, 11 SEAT aircraft and one water tender. Initially, at the beginning of this wildfire, resources were dispatched via the Color Country Interagency Fire Center on June 18th around 1324 hours. These included: CC #1 D4860 E1602 E321 E411 E4301 E4406 E4601 E4603 E665 SPA Squad TT 1901.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS — National Fire Situational (NFSA) Tool, Utah Fire Info.

COSTS-TO-DATE — Expenses for this incident has risen to $550,000 for fire suppression and containment costs-to-date.

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