Published Friday, June 24, 2022, 2055 hours PT
DIXIE NATIONAL FOREST, UTAH — A wildfire named the LEFT FORK FIRE ignited on May 9, 2022, from a human-caused ignition. It is about 10 miles southwest of Bryce Canyon City in the Kanab Creek drainage.
Command was assumed by the Great Basin Team 6, a Type 2 IMT as of this morning.
The Forest Service presser states the following,
- Eastern Flank – slowing moving through unburned fuels, creeping down to 105 Road.
- Western Area – remains active with dozers continuing with constructing lines and fuel breaks. Air support consists of helicopters using buckets to drop over the fire line.
Evacuations are in effect for:
- Bryce Woodlands Estates
- Kanab Creek Road system
There have been 4,241 acres burned but fire crews have reached a 5% containment status.
About 509 total personnel are still fighting active fire and were busily tasked with additional fire/containment suppression activities, alongside 15 engines, two water tenders, 15 crews, eight copters, and one dozer.
Incident Cooperators include the following:
- USDA Forest Service
- DOI BLM
- State of Utah DNR, Div of Forestry
- Fire, State Lands
- Bryce Canyon
- Zion National Parks
- Garfield County Sheriff’s Office
- Kane County Sheriff’s Office
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