Contact: Suzi Tenhagen – 385-329-6957
The Long Hollow Fire is currently at 70 acres on state and private lands with no significant growth as of this morning. Multiple helicopter bucket drops were initiated throughout the morning to assist firefighters with containment and suppression. Hand crews are digging line around the perimeter of the fire to contain the advancement of the flames, assisted by 2 engines utilizing hose lays that enable firefighters to spray down hot spots.
As of this afternoon, 20% containment has been reached and that number is expected to increase by the end of today’s work.
A storm front is moving through the area this evening bringing winds 10-12 mph. This may impact fire behavior in the afternoon and may cause some torching of trees in the active burn area.
Tonight, should bring cooler temperatures and higher humidity which will help slow the progression of any fire activity. Tomorrow, crews will continue toward full suppression and have the fire fully suppressed by sometime in the next few days.
Updates will be posted on Twitter @UtahWildfire and on utahfireinfo.gov