Aerial view of the Tabby Canyon Fire burning a ridge line.

Tabby Canyon Fire Update 5/31/2020

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

Evacuations:  None

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.

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