Cove Creek Fire Update – July 26, 2018

Summary: The Cove Creek Fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy utilizing a series of tactics including indirect fire line with firing operations to secure that line. This strategy allows for fire managers to address issues such as limited access for firefighting resources, varying terrain and fuel types. Firing operations will continue the next few days securing those lines contingent upon weather. Smoke will be visible from the surrounding areas. For those traveling along the highway corridors please DO NOT STOP ALONG THE ROADWAY.

Location: 7 miles east of the I-70/I-15 Interchange, near Shingle Creek in Sevier County

Jurisdiction: Beaver Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest

Size: 545 acres

Fire Behavior: Moderate fire behavior, group torching, and short uphill runs

Structures: None

Fuels: Mixed conifer and mahogany timber stand with heavy component of dead and down

Closures: Area, Road, and Trail closures remain in effect

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