Ellerbeck Fire Update 7/11


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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