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.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT | #NoDronesInFireZones

PHOTO(S) CREDIT | UT Fire Info

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

 

 

WILDFIRES BY LIGHTNING: San Bernardino National Forest

San Bernardino, CA | A lightning storm passed over the National Forest on Friday and Saturday causing small fire starts.

Here is a look of each fire start and their location, as well as status:

STRAWBERRY FIRE

Start Date & Time:  11/21/14, 0746 Hours.

Location:  Near Rim Forest

Fire Summary:  Single snag with 5×5 ground fire. Contained.

NORTH FACE 1 & 2

Start Date & Time:  11/21/14, 0918 [NF1], 1140 [NF2] Hours

Same location for both fires:  North of San Jacinto Peak

Fire Summary:  Single snag with 5×5 ground fire.  0% containment.

LACKEY

Start Date & Time: 11/21/14, 1530 Hours

Location:  Near Camp Lackey, N of San Jacinto Peak

Fire Summary:  Single snag with 5×5 ground fire. 0% containment.

KELLER

Start Date & Time:  11/22/14, 1000 Hours

Location:  Near Keller Peak Rd.

Fire Summary:  1 mazanita bush & 5×5 ground fire.

Firefighters currently are working on suppression of each fire by using fire engines, hand crews and helicopter water drops.

Aerial recon flights are taking place several times each day to look for new fire starts.

The fire incident is under Unified Command with the San Bernardino National Forest and CAL Fire.

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