Fire Information Update
July 11, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Size: 4000 acres
Date started: July 9, 2018
Cause of ignition: Lightning
Percent contained: 50%
Location: Ellerbeck Fire is located on the north end of the Stansbury Mountains in Tooele County
Number of personnel: 50
- 4 Engines
- 2 Hotshot Crew
- 2 Helicopter
- 1 Air Attack
- 1 Heavy Air Tanker
- 1 Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT)
Cooperators: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Tooele Army Depot, Northern Tooele Fire Department and Tooele County
Yesterday: The Ellerbeck Fire crews directly attacked the fire and reinforced retardant lines. Toward evening, the fire received some precipitation.
Today: Fire managers are directing crews to continue full suppression of the fire, construct handlines, and reinforce the control line. Air attack will work with one heavy air tanker across the mountain ridges. A SEAT will be used on narrow draws and tighter places. Fire activity is mostly on the southwest corner. The fire behavior is moderate with upslope runs. Down and up slope winds, and thunderstorms causing erratic and shifty winds are predicted.
Evacuations: There are no evacuation orders at this time.
Smoke will be visible from Tooele, Grantsville, and I-80 areas.
Fire information number: 385-368-0403
Media contact number: 385-368-0403
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