Contact: Jason Curry – 801-703-0225
The Green Ravine Fire, located just east of the City of Lake Point in Tooele County, Utah, continues to move uphill towards the Farnsworth Peak area. The fire is burning brush and tall grass in steep, rocky terrain. The cause of the fire is still undetermined at this time.
Wednesday’s efforts focused on using ground and air support to box in the fire and drive it away from the downslope communities and protect the communications site at the top of Farnsworth Peak. Light rain fell on the area last night which slowed the fire’s progress. No major fire growth occurred as a result of the accompanying winds. Patchy vegetation and rocky terrain has halted the fire’s progress northward and crews were successful at keeping the fire from crossing the Oquirrh Mountain Ridgeline. By the end of Wednesday, the size was estimated at 1,719 acres and was 10% contained.
Currently, 160 personnel are assigned to the fire, including engine crews, hand crews, hotshot crews, and four helicopters. Two hand crews were released this morning. Today’s efforts will focus on mopping up the western perimeter, putting in containment line in the steep terrain along the southern flank, and utilizing the four helicopters to aid the ground crew suppression efforts. The burn area closest to the communities only has a few areas that are smoldering.
The agencies and private land owners have prioritized emergency stabilization post-fire to mitigate flood/debris flow in and around the burn area. The affected Lake Point communities can contact the Tooele County Emergency Management for more information.
A map of the fire perimeter and more information can be found at: https://utahfireinfo.gov/2019/09/05/green-ravine-fire-update-sept-5/.