Willow Patch Fire Final Update, Friday, July 6, 2018, AM


Fire Information Update

July 6, 2018, 9 AM


For Immediate Release

Contact:           Beth McClanahan

                            Willow Patch Fire

                            Fire Information Officer



Photo courtesy of Kenneth Freeby


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Please note: This will be the last update unless there are significant changes on the fire.


Size:  4582 acres

Date started: June 29, 2018

Percent contained: 80%

Cause of ignition: Human

Location: Willow Patch Fire is located 9 miles east of Richfield: Sevier County.


Number of personnel: 156

  • 8 Engines
  • 4 Handcrews
  • 3 Dozers
  • 2 Helicopters
  • 1 Water tenders
  • 1 Air Attack


Cooperators: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service and County


What’s happening: Due to rugged terrain, travel times and critical objective of full suppression, direct attack being initiated where feasible. Current resources are on track to meet the target of full suppression. The fire behavior is minimal. Isolated torching within interior islands, continued creeping within the Mahogany fuel types.


Closures: All roads leading into the fire will require a fire personnel escort to ensure firefighter public safety.


Forecast: Forecast high winds up to 30 mph. Hot and dry conditions. Red flag warning starting at noon in the fire area.


Safety:  For your safety and firefighter safety, please do not stop along highway 24 where you see fire activity or equipment.

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