Hilltop Fire Update:8/7


Fire Information Update

August 7, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m.

 Size:  1000 acres

Date started: August 6, 2018

Cause of ignition: under investigation

Percent contained: 0%

Location: Hilltop Fire is located southeast of Indianola


Number of personnel: 95

  • 16 Engines
  • 4 Dozers
  • 1 Helicopter
  • 1 Handcrew

Cooperators: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands

Yesterday: The Hilltop Fire started in the afternoon. Local and state resources responded to the initial report of 50 acres. The fire grew in size quickly and more resources, including air attack was ordered. Dozers put in a line on the northwest edge. Over 150 structures are threatened, two have been lost. The fire burned actively all night

Today: Fire managers are directing crews to directly attack on the north flank of the fire. Structure protection is one objective today. Dozers and one road grader will continue working to implement line and anchor points. The fire is burning in timber, brush and short grass.

Evacuations: Black Hawk Estates, and areas North of Hilltop Road and West of Milburn Road are under mandatory evacuations

Smoke will be visible from Heber, Spanish Fork, and surrounding areas

Fire information number: 385-368-0403

Media contact number: 385-368-0403

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