Alaska Fire Update July 31, 2019

The Alaska fire, was reported on July 30, 2019 at approximately 10:50 pm, it has been determined to be human caused and, is currently under investigation.  The fire is located east and north of Springville, Utah in Utah County and is approximately 450 acres with 10% containment. This area is above a section of the Bonneville Shoreline trail.  The fire area section of the trail is temporarily closed to all pedestrians, hikers, equestrians, and bikers. Forest users please be cautious and avoid the fire area.

Crews have been actively engaged in full suppression since arrival on scene and will continue those efforts, with firefighter and public safety paramount. Predicted monsoon rain could help suppression efforts today though lightning and winds could pose a potential hazard.  Additional resources have been ordered, including hand crews, engines, and air resources.

Fire activity is active, creeping and flanking, primarily up slope through grass, brush and patches of heavier fuels. The terrain is steep and rocky adding a beneficial natural fire break throughout the area. 1 type 3 helicopter, and 2 seats are currently dropping water on the southern flank with an additional air tanker dropping fire retardant.  Hand crews are hiking in along the northern and southern flanks of the fire.

Resources include: 7 engines, 4 hand crews, 1 type 3 helicopter, 2 seats, and 1 large air tanker

Arial photo of the Alaska Fire July 31, 2019

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