Tervels Fire Update: 9/6



September 6, 2018

This will be the last update unless fire conditions significantly change.


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

Size: 536 acres                                                            Percent Contained: 48%

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

Total personnel: 89

Resources: 3 engines, 1 helicopter, 1 helitack crew, 3 handcrews

Cooperator: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands

Status: Yesterday crews constructed and secured line around the north and south flanks of the fire, obtaining 48% containment. Today crews will continue line construction around the perimeter of the fire and increase mop up operations, with a goal of obtaining 100% by the end of shift. The Echo Creek Ranches area is located four miles east of the fire and is no longer in pre-evacuation status. The one lane eastbound I-80 closure from milemarker 169 to 171 will be lifted today. Concerns are the incoming thunderstorms and strong winds. 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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