Contact: Jason Curry – 801-703-0225
The Green Ravine Fire started on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 just east of Lakepoint, Utah. Driven by erratic and gusty winds, the fire grew to several hundred acres within a few hours. A wind shift late Tuesday pushed the fire toward a neighborhood in Lakeside and firefighters stopped its progress toward the homes about 200 yards from homes. By the end of the day on Tuesday, the size was estimated at 1,000 acres.
About 60 personnel from the Bureau of Land Management, State of Utah and surrounding fire departments responded and put their main focus on protecting nearby homes and the powerline infrastructure. Several air tankers dropped fire retardant to limit fire growth on the north and south flanks as well as the ridge tops. A major communications site, located at the top of Farnsworth Peak is about 1 mile uphill from the fire edge. Fire managers are focused on keeping the fire from reaching the peak.
About 110 personnel are currently assigned to the fire including engine crews, hand crews, a hotshot crew, and 3 helicopters. Gusty, erratic winds are forecast for the fire today and those winds combined with the steep terrain will be challenging for the fire suppression effort. Containment is at 0%; however, as progress is made throughout the day, that figure is expected to rise.