Skull Flat Fire Update July 8

Summary: Sunday, firefighters postponed completion of the indirect line on the south end of the fire due to weather conditions. No new fire growth occurred. Today’s focus will be to secure the remaining one mile of indirect fireline by using the fire to clean up inaccessible portions of the perimeter. This will assist in containment of the south side of the fire, if favorable weather conditions persist. Fire behavior is expected to be similar to yesterday as group tree torching and short fire runs were observed. Smoke will be visible from Beaver and the surrounding area.

Location: Five miles east of Beaver, Utah.

Jurisdiction: U.S. Forest Service, Beaver Ranger District.

Fire Size: Estimated 1,667 acres.

Cause: Lightning caused.

Fire Behavior: Group tree torching and short fire runs are expected today. Smoke and isolated pockets of heat inside control lines will be visible.

Structures: No structures threatened.

Closures: No closures.

Percent Contained: 60%

Fuels: Mixed conifer.

Fire Crews/Resources: 5 handcrews, 4 fire engines, 3 helicopters. Approximately 149 firefighters are assigned to the fire.

Evacuations: No evacuations.

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