#BrianHeadFire | Utah | 2

BRIAN HEAD FIRE

SOUTHERN UTAH

Incident Summary – A fire broke out on June 17, 2017 around 1215 hours from an unknown human caused ignition that is still under investigation. The fire is still burning on lands administered by the Brian Head Town in Iron County and the UT Department of Forestry, Fire and State Lands Divisions.

Date Started – The fire was reported on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from an unknown cause.

Current Conditions – Fire behavior is minimal currently but 71,673 acres has been destroyed. There is an 85% containment status.  Fire crews will continue to put out hot spots, improve lines around the fire perimeter; suppressing and rehabbing other areas.

Resources – There are 560 personnel on this incident along with 15 hand crews, 20 engines, 3 dozers and 3 helos (1 Type 1, 1 Type 2 and 1 Type 3).

Sunset at the Brian Head Fire ICP East in Panguitch

ICP East in Panguitch. (Photo Courtesy: Inciweb)

Closures – The Dixie National Forest is still and will remain closed.

Evacuations – All evacuation orders have been lifted.

Social Media – Follow us on Twitter @nwfireblog and on our Facebook Page.  #UTwildfire2017 #BrianHeadFire #UT

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UTAH | BRIAN HEAD FIRE | NEW!

BRIAN HEAD FIRE

SOUTHERN UTAH

Incident Summary – A newly reported wildfire called the Brian Head fire is burning in an unknown location in Southern Utah.  The fire has reached 20 acres with a 0% containment.

Date Started – The fire was reported on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from an unknown cause.

Road Closures – SR-143 is currently closed from milepost 15 to Parowan.

Evacuations – Residents in the south end of Brian Head are being asked to go to the Brian Head Ski Resort or leave the mountain.

Social Media – We are working to gain additional details about this fast growing fire and will update as soon as new information has been received.  You can also follow us on Twitter @nwfireblog and on our Facebook Page.  #UTwildfires2017 #BrianHeadFire

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