8/7/19 Paint Mine Fire Update

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Contact: Kayli Yardley 435-864-8676

Summary: Yesterday, crews began the prep work of rehabilitating the roads, fences, and trails within the burned area. The dozer and handlines were tested by gusty winds, but all lines held strong. Cooler temperatures and relative humidity are expected today. Pockets of interior fire activity and smoke may still be seen from surrounding communities.

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 smoke

Closures/Structures/Evacuations: None

Percent Contained: 50%

Fuels: Grass, mixed brush

Fire Crews/Resources: 1 helicopter, 4 hand crews, 4 engines, 1 dozer

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