Contact: Hannah Lenkowski, BLM West Desert District Public Affairs Specialist – 801-977-4315
Start Date: May 30, 2020
Location and Jurisdiction: Stansbury Island in Tooele County, Bureau of Land Management and Private Lands (Unified Command with Tooele County)
Cause: Human-caused, exploding target
Fire Size: 4,157 acres (Type 4 Incident Command)
Percent Contained: 20%
Fire Behavior: Actively backing with wind and terrain-driven runs
Structures Threatened: No immediate threat to structures
Fuels and Terrain: The fire is burning through grass, sagebrush, and juniper on steep and rugged mountainous terrain.
Fire Crews/Resources: 135 fire personnel from Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, State of Utah, City of Grantsville, and Contractors: 6 engines, 4 hand crews, 2 helicopters, 1 ATGS aircraft, and 1 water tender
Closures: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) West Desert District has issued a fire prevention order restricting access to BLM-managed lands in the vicinity of the Tabby Canyon Fire in Tooele County, Utah. The prevention order restricts public entry, target shooting, camping, and unnecessary traffic in the land surrounding the Tabby Canyon Fire, including: north of Interstate 80 on Stansbury Island, and bounded by the Great Salt Lake to west, north and east; all in Tooele County, Utah.