Round Peak Fire Update – July 16

A heavy air tanker drops retardant along a ridgeline to slow the fire’s progress and prepare it for hand crews to suppress.

Today: Currently the fire is approximately 325 acres and burning in brush and tall grass. There are 4 handcrews making good progress on both sides of the fire, and at this time there is 5% containment. Crews are being supported by 2 engines, 3 helicopters and multiple air tankers. Additional crews and aircraft have been ordered.

Firefighters will continue to work throughout the day to secure the fireline ahead of a predicted wind event this afternoon. Air resources including a very large air tanker will support suppression efforts throughout the shift.

Closures: Closures include the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in the Springville area, and the Squaw Peak/Camel Pass Road between the Rock Canyon Campground and Hobble Creek Road.

Resources: Handcrews: 4, Engines: 2, Helicopters: 3, Single Engine Air Tankers: 4, Large Air Tankers: 2, Total personnel: 130

Updates: Updated fire and closure information will be posted to Utah Fire Info’s Facebook and Twitter as well as the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache’s Facebook page.


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