Wire Pass Fire update

Contact: Dave Hercher | 435-899-0415

New Start: Wire Pass Fire 6/27/2020

Twitter: @UtahWildfire

Summary: Despite the high winds today, the Wire Pass Fire had no growth. Air and ground crews used a combination of handline, dozer and air resources, and natural terrain features to help keep the fire in check. 

Tomorrow’s operations will include the addition of three hand crews to help monitor and catch any hot spots, should any occur. 

Tomorrow’s weather is forecasted to be less windy with higher relative humidity, which should benefit firefighters as operations continue. 

Currently, the Wire Pass Fire is estimated to be approximately 1,580 acres and is located near the Wire Pass Trailhead off House Rock Valley Road, which is located approximately 47 miles east of Kanab, Utah via Highway 89.

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

Cause: Lightening 

Fire Size: Approximately 1,580 acres 

Percent Contained: 10%

Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command 

Jurisdiction: Federal 

Fire Behavior: Minimal fire behavior occurred during today’s operational period.

Fuels and Terrain: Grass and pinyon-juniper.

Structures Threatened: Trails, trailheads and powerlines 

Closures: House Rock Valley Road, Wire Pass Trail, Buckskin Trail, The Wave, and Stateline Campground.

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