Crews respond to new start Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness

Contact: David Hercher | 435-644-1209

New Start: Wire Pass Fire 6/27/2020

Twitter: @UtahFireInfo

Summary: Initial Attack Fire resources are actively responding to a wildfire in Kane County, Utah. The Wire Pass Fire is estimated to be approximately 400-600 acres and is located near the Wire Pass Trailhead off House Rock Valley Road, which is part of the Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness located approximately 47 miles east of Kanab, Utah via Highway 89. At this time trailheads & power lines are considered threatened.

Start Date: June 26, 2020 at approximately 11:00 p.m.

Cause: Unknown.

Fire Size: Estimated at 400-600 acres

Percent Contained: N/A

Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command

Jurisdiction: Federal

Fire Behavior: Active fire behavior in areas with thicker vegetation. Wind expected to gust up to 55 mph tomorrow.

Fuels and Terrain: Grass and pinyon-juniper.

Structures Threatened: Trails, trailheads and powerlines

Evacuations: Hikers are being evacuated from the vicinity of Wire Pass Trail, Buckskin Trail, The Wave and Stateline Campground.

Closures: House Rock Valley Road is now closed.

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