Wildfire Update – Coal Hollow Fire – August 7, 2018
Location: Utah County about 1.5 miles from SR-6 on Dairy Fork Canyon Road (mile marker 195)
Elevation: 7,066 feet
Start Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Fire Size: estimated at 2,300 acres
Fire Summary: The fire continued to grow yesterday, mostly in steep and rocky areas with the vegetation type being mixed conifers and pinyon/juniper stands. A dry airmass has settled into the area with predicted weaker winds; however, with high temperatures and low relative humidity, fire growth potential is high. There are currently 110 firefighters assigned to contain the fire. A National Type 2 Incident Management Team will take over the fire tomorrow morning, bringing more resources to assist with fire suppression.
Railroad tracks, power lines, and SR-6 are threatened by the fire. A Temporary Flight Restriction is being ordered over the fire area. Drones are not allowed in the airspace over the fire. Drones are a safety hazard when fires are being fought from the air. When drones are in the area, aviation resources cannot be used. Drivers in the vicinity of SR-6 area are asked to exercise caution and avoid distraction caused by fire activity (helicopters filling water buckets close to the highway).
Closures: Route and area closures remain in place to ensure public and firefighter safety during fire operations. Area Description: Starting at the intersection of the National Forest boundary and the Lake Fork Road, proceeding easterly to the Junction with Forest Road 0006 (Dairy Fork Canyon Road) thence; Northerly along Forest Road 0006 to the National Forest Boundary thence; westerly along the National Forest boundary to the point of beginning at the Lake Fork Road.
- Forest Road 0070/Lake Fork Canyon Road Segment
(from the National Forest boundary In Lake Fork Canyon to the Junction of Forest Road 0006)
- Forest Road 0006/Dairy Fork Canyon Road
(entire length from the junction with Forest Road 0070 to the National Forest boundary)
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