Peavine Fire Update July 25

Contact: Heather McLean [email protected] 435-260-2871

Crews made good progress in burnout operations yesterday on the northern end of the fire. Burnout operations continue today along the closed Peavine Canyon trail.

Completed control lines are being improved around the higher portions of the fire using existing roads and trails. With increasing moisture in the area, crews are making good progress protecting the fire line as the fire moves naturally. The fire received some rain yesterday. The fire is 286 acres in size and continues to burn in fir, spruce and pine timber and in litter along the ground.

Closures for the Peavine Canyon Fire include Forest Road 50089 Peavine Corridor; now closed at the trailhead junction with Forest Road 50088 South Elk Ridge. Forest Road 50108 Dry Mesa Road is closed at the junction with the 50340 including all spur roads to the north. Prior closure includes Forest Trail 023 Brushy Knoll ­­­—and Forest Trail 157 Peavine Canyon. Maps and more information is available on the Manti-La Sal National    

Forest website at .

Currently 157 people are assigned to the fire, which was discovered July 16 in the Dark Canyon Wilderness of the    

Manti-La Sal National Forest, 22 miles west of Blanding, UT.

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