Tervels Fire Update: 9/5



September 5, 2018


Time: 8:00 a.m.                                                          Cause: Human, arson

Size: 536 acres                                                            Percent Contained: 25%

Date Started: September 3, 2018                              Location: 6.5 miles northeast of Coalville

Total personnel: 116

Resources: 7 engines, 2 helicopter, 2 helitack crew, 2 dozers, 3 handcrews

Cooperator: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands

Status: Yesterday, the fire showed no growth in size. Crews focused efforts on the south flank of the fire, and water was dropped on the fire throughout the day. The acreage is 536 due to more accurate mapping. Direct attack was implemented. Today, crews will be working to construct and secure line, and begin mop up operations. The Echo Creek Ranches area is located four miles east of the fire and is still in pre-evacuation status. One lane eastbound I-80 is closed from milemarker 169 to 171. Concerns are the incoming thunderstorms and related wind. Challenges are steep terrain and I-80 traffic.

Fire investigators determined the cause to be arson. They are looking for suspects. Anyone with information should contact the Summit County Sheriff’s Department.

Safety:  Be cautious when driving in the area. Do not stop on roads.

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