Cove Creek Fire Update – August 3, 2018

Summary: Yesterday the fire received rain over portions of the fire. Heavier fuels will remain holding heat. Today, crews will be securing the north, east and west flanks utilizing aircraft and direct line when possible. Crews will be monitoring the interior of the fire and work on holding containment lines. The possibility of thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds along with heavy rains will remain a key factor for determining the course of action for the next few days.

Start Date: 7/17/2018

Cause: Lightning:

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: 2,620 acres

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

Fire Behavior: Minimal, creeping, smoldering

Structures: None

Closures: Temporary road closures are now in effect for the following areas:
Forest Road 114
Forest Road 1132
Forest Road 483
Forest Road 1133
Forest Road 1024
Forest Road 1134
Forest Road 1025
Forest Road 1135
Forest Road 1026
Forest Road 1136
Forest Road 1027
Forest Road 2333
Forest Road 1131
Forest Road 2336
***This order was issued for protection of public health and safety and will be rescinded when the threat to both no longer exists.

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