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.

Credit: Dixie National Forest

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

Road Closure(s):

  • 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
  • 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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