8/6/19 Paint Mine Fire Update

For Immediate Release: August 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Contact: Kayli Yardley 435-864-8676

Summary: The lightning caused Paint Mine Fire started August 3, 2019 and is located 3 miles northwest of Nephi, Utah. Yesterday, crews were able to establish a good portion of fire line on the north and east flank of the fire. Aerial resources also played an important role resulting in minimal fire growth. Today, crews will continue working the north and east flank to secure dozer lines. With the current hot and dry weather conditions, expect to see an increase in interior smokes and pockets of fire activity.

Location: 3 miles NW of Nephi, Utah.

Jurisdiction: Bureau of Land Management, State of Utah

Fire size:2665 acres

Cause: Lightning

Fire Behavior: Smoldering, creeping, under-burning, and periodic interior pockets of heavy smoke

Closures/Structures/Evacuations: None

Percent Contained: 35%

Fuels: Grass, mixed brush

Fire Crews/Resources: Approximately 180 personnel, 3 helicopters, 5 hand crews, 6 engines, 2 dozers

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