CROOKED CREEK FIRE
FIRE INFORMATION UPDATE
July 25, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. Cause: Lightning
Size: 137 acres Percent Contained: 81%
Date Started: July 18, 2018 Location: East of Milburn, North of Fairview
Number of Personnel: 181
Resources: 3 Engines, 3 Hotshot Crews, 3 Type two Initial Attack Crews, 2 helicopters, 1 water tender.
Cooperators: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, USDA Forest Service
Yesterday: The Crooked Creek Fire has reached 81% containment. Crews continue to mitigate possible rollout material hazards, such as burning logs, that could result in fire spread. In addition to preventing fire spread from burning, rolling material, crews continue to secure containment line by putting out heat in individual spot fires and along the fire perimeter.
Today: Firefighters will continue work to improve and secure lines, and hold the fire. Drier weather conditions are expected to set in on Thursday.
Current Closure Order: The Manti-La Sal National Forest has issued an order closing the fire area, Forest Roads 138, 1178, 1048, 1049; Forest Trail 0053 from the Forest Boundary to the junction with Forest Road 0138, Forest Trail 048 from the Forest Boundary to the junction with Forest Road 1178. The closure is in place to prevent potential injury to the public and for firefighter safety during fire operations. You can read the order at: https://go.usa.gov/xUn98
Safety: Be cautious when driving in the area. Remember fire restrictions are in place on the Forest.
Fire Information Hotline: 435-835-0860 Facebook: “Utah Wildfire”
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