Skull Flat Fire Update July 9

For Immediate Release: July 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Contact: Kayli Yardley 435-864-8676

Summary: Yesterday crews were successful in securing the remaining one mile of indirect fireline.  Some interior smokes were visible, both on the west and south areas of the fire.  Crews will work today to ensure containment of the south line by extinguishing burning material near control lines and felling snags.  Isolated interior pockets of heat still remain within the fire perimeter.  These isolated smokes may be visible from Beaver and the surrounding area.  Hotter and drier weather conditions are expected throughout the week.  Command of the fire will transition from the Type 3 team back to the local unit tomorrow at 0600.

Location: Five miles east of Beaver, Utah.

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

Fire Size: 1,625 acres                     

Cause: Lightning

Fire Behavior: Creeping and Smoldering.  Isolated single tree torching. Isolated pockets of heat will remain inside control lines. Smoke may be visible.

Structures/Evacuations/Closures: No structures threatened. No evacuations or closures.

Percent Contained: 65%

Fuels: Mixed conifer

Fire Crews/Resources: 2 hotshot crews, 1 wildland fire module, 2 engines, 3 helicopters.

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