Skull Flat Fire Update July 10

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Contact: Kayli Yardley 435-864-8676

Summary:  Today, the local Type 4 Team took command of the fire. Yesterday, crews extinguished burning material near control lines and felling snags.  Today‚Äôs activities and weather are similar to yesterday, with crews monitoring and addressing hot spots along the fire perimeter.  Isolated smokes may be visible from Beaver and the surrounding area.  Hotter and drier weather conditions are expected throughout the week. 

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: 75%

Fuels: Mixed conifer

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

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