Contact: Hannah Lenkowski, BLM West Desert District Public Affairs Specialist – 801-977-4315
Start Date: The Tabby Canyon Fire started on May 30, 2020. The North Stansbury Fire started June 1, 2020.
Location and Jurisdiction: Stansbury Island in Tooele County, Bureau of Land Management and Private Lands (Unified Command with State of Utah and Tooele County)
The Tabby Canyon Fire started on BLM-managed lands at the south-end of the island. The North Stansbury Fire started on private lands at the north-end of the island.
Cause: Both fires were human-caused. The Tabby Canyon Fire started from an exploding target used while target shooting. The North Stansbury Fire started from heavy equipment use.
Fire Size: Tabby Canyon Fire is 6,848.8 acres. The North Stansbury Fire is 5,336.9 acres.
Percent Contained: 100% containment for both fires.
Fire Behavior: Smoldering and creeping with isolated interior torching
Structures Threatened: No values at risk at this time
Fuels and Terrain: The fire is burning through grass, sagebrush, and juniper on steep and rugged mountainous terrain.
Fire Crews/Resources: Fire operations began demobilization at 11 a.m. Crews will continue to patrol and monitor the area over the next couple of days.
Closures: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) West Desert District issued a fire prevention order on May 31, 2020, 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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