Middle Canyon Fire Update 8/1

Middle Canyon Fire


August 1, 2018

******This will be the last update******

Time: 8:00 a.m.                                                         Cause: Human caused, under investigation

Size: 171 acres                                                           Percent Contained: 77%

Date Started: July 26, 2018                                     Location: Middle Canyon

Number of Personnel: 81

Resources:  6 engines, 1 hotshot crews and 1 hand crews

Cooperators: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, USDA Forest Service and North Tooele Fire District and Bureau of Land Management

Yesterday: The crews made great progress yesterday.  Objectives were met while working on the perimeter and fire line to contain the fire. Crews also monitored to ensure there was not any spot outside the perimeter.

Today: There is a chance of rain today, and humidity has increased. Crews will continue work to contain the fire and watch for any hot spots. The type 3 team will be turning the fire over to a type 4 team as of Thursday, August 2.

Current Closure Order: Middle Canyon and Butterfield Canyon roads.

**This was a human caused fire, and is .under investigation, if you have information regarding the cause of this fire please contact the Tooele County Sherriff’s Department at (435)882-5600.

Safety:  Please stay away from closed areas and fire-fighter access points. Remember fire restrictions are in place, and include more than firework restrictions.  https://www.utahfireinfo.gov/fire_restrictions/restrictions.html

Fire Information Hotline:  385-368-1778                   Facebook: “Utah Wildfire”

Media Contact Number:  385-368-1778                     Twitter: @UtahWildfire

For more information: http://utahfireinfobox.com/active-wildfires/

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