FIRE UPDATE: Yesterday, moderate to little growth occurred on the fire even with high winds and low relative humidity. Fire crews continue to patrol and create dozer and hand lines along the eastern flank, using direct attack where possible. Existing dozer and hand lines will be reinforced and improved along the northern and southeast sides of the fire. On the southern portion patrolling and suppression repair operations are taking place in the burned areas. Crews will be working on pockets on the east, north and northeast where the fire is most active. These efforts will help ensure the endangered sage grouse habitat remains unburned. The occupied Utah Prairie Dogs’ dens located several miles east of the fire perimeter continue to be monitored.
No structures have been damaged and none are currently at risk.
WEATHER: Red Flag warning in is effect for the next two days as a strong cold front moves in with winds gust from 25-35 mph today. Winds are forecasted to peak on Tuesday with gusts to 40-45 mph. The forecast is for sunshine in the morning and turning partly cloudy. Humidity levels will be a bit higher with a slight chance of afternoon and evening showers.
RESOURCES: 3 Hotshot Crews 6 Helicopters 6 Hand Crews 15 Engines 3 Dozers 7 Water Tenders
PUBLIC SAFETY: Mud Springs Road is the single paved road closure to-date. Law enforcement is staffing roadblocks established for public safety and efficient firefighting operations. Other unpaved roads near the fire remain closed.
With near-record dry fuels and windy conditions, fire managers ask the public to be extra careful with any activity involving fire and any off-road activities.
If you are driving in the area on Hwy 130, please SLOW DOWN, but DO NOT STOP in and around the fire area. Additionally, for the safety of firefighters and the public, be aware that helicopters cannot dip from spots where cars are parked too close or where boaters are lingering in lakes. Please allow firefighters to do their job safely and efficiently.
CLOSURES: Unpaved roads in the vicinity of the fire remain closed.
FIRE RESTRICTIONS: None, but fire danger is High. Please ensure all camp fire are dead out.