Knolls wildland fire burns south of Saratoga Springs

Knolls Fire Update 6/29/20

Summary: Crews are working to secure containment lines and extinguish sources of heat within and around the fire perimeter. The fire received precipitation early this morning. The rain combined with cooler temperatures allowed crews to gain 25 containment.

Start Date: June 28, 2020

Location and Jurisdiction:  south of Saratoga Springs, west of Utah lake

Cause: Human caused Under investigation

Fire Size: 12,977

Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command

Percent Contained:  25%

Fire Behavior: Smoldering, creeping

Structures Threatened:  Residences and critical infrastructure

Fuels and Terrain:  The fire is burning through grass and brush on steep terrain.

Fire Crews/Resources: Engines, handcrews, dozers, helicopters

Evacuations and Closures:  Evacuations have been lifted. Residents may return to their homes. Hwy 68/Redwood Road is still closed from Harbor Park Way south. BLM managed lands in and around the fire area are closed.

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