UT WILDFIRE | STRAWBERRY FIRE | UPDATE 2

STRAWBERRY FIRE

Update 2

Handcrews building fireline on the #StrawberryFire.  Photo courtesy of Kevin Greenhalgh.

INCIDENT SUMMARY | A wildfire was sparked by lightning on July 20, 2020, around 1400 hours MDT (1300 PDT). 135 personnel are still assigned to this incident.

LOCATION | The fire was 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 | Fire remains at being held at 43 acres. Full containment was expected on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 but fire personnel were working on putting out hot spots.  They have now reached a 15% containment status with no recent fire growth.

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HASHTAGS | #UTwildfires #StrawberryFire #FireSeason

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/21/2020 2235 MDT / 2135 PT

 

 

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.

Photo Courtesy | UT Fire Info

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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.

HASHTAGS | #UTwildfires #StrawberryFire #FireSeason

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

 

 

Hicks Creek Fire | Utah | Update 2

Updated 6:45 PM PDT

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Credit: Utah State Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date/Time Started:   The Hicks Creek Fire started on 10/17/2016 around 4:45 AM PDT.

Location:   The fire is located approximately 3,5 miles South of Cedar City, Utah.

Cause:  The cause of the fire is currently unknown at this time, but was Media was reporting it may be from an escaped debris pile.  Fire PIO says that a private landowner was checking on a smoldering debris pile and called it in and saying that it is human caused but unknown how.

Size:  1500 acres.

Containment Status: 0%.

Current Fire Conditions:  Fire personnel responded yesterday evening, planning to suppress the fire but overnight winds caused it to escaped its containment lines.   There was a call for rapid deployment of resources due to a ROS.   Active fire behavior with slope driven runs and heavy fuel loading are expected to occur

3 homes have been evacuated.  No structures have been damaged or injuries have been reported.

RESOURCES

Staffing:   70 personnel from the State of Utah-Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands, Bureau of Land Management; US Forest Service; Cedar City Fire and Iron County.

Command:  A Type 3 teamtook over Management of the fire today.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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NEW: Hicks Creek Fire | Utah | Update 1

Updated 6:45 AM PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date/Time Started:   The Hicks Creek Fire started on 10/17/2016 around 4:45 AM PDT.

Location:   The fire is located approximately 3 miles SW of Cedar City.

Cause:  The cause of the fire is currently unknown at this time.

Current Fire Conditions:  About 2 hours ago (4:45 AM PDT) the fire was said to be at 550+ acres.  It is a wind-driven fire.  Winds expected to decrease as day progresses. More resources being mobilized. Structure protection has been put into place.  0% contained.

RESOURCES

Staffing:   Resources from the State of Utah, BLM, USFS, county and city fire departments are all combining forces to contain the fire.

Command:  A Type 3 team will be taking over management today.

SOCIAL MEDIA

NW Fire Blog:   We are using the Hashtags:  #HicksCreekFire  #UtWILDFIRE

Social Media Users:   #ffslcur  #HicksCreek

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