Wire Pass Fire update for Monday, June 29

Wire Pass Fire update for Monday, June 29

Contact: Dave Hercher | 435-899-0415

New Start: Wire Pass Fire 6/27/2020

Twitter: @UtahWildfire

Summary: Observed fire behavior was minimal with some interior pockets still smoldering on the Wire Pass Fire today. With a second day of high winds but much cooler temperatures, crews achieved 70-percent containment on the fire, and no movement or growth occurred today. 

Tomorrow’s planned operations are to spread crews throughout the burn to monitor for and catch hotspots, followed by a transition to a Type 4 Incident Command on Wednesday evening.

The Wave walk-in lottery will re-open tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. at the Kanab Center for permit holders to hike the Wave on Wednesday morning. The Kanab Center is located at 20 N 100 E in Kanab. For questions regarding the walk-in lottery, please call 435-644-5033

All closures will be lifted at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, but motorists should use extreme caution when traveling on the Utah-side of House Rock Valley Road, as firefighter traffic will still be in the vicinity.

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

Cause: Lightening 

Fire Size: Approximately 1,580 acres 

Percent Contained: 70%

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 Trailhead, Buckskin Gulch Trailhead, and Coyote Buttes North (The Wave). These closures will re-open on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

For more information on fires in Utah, visit www.UtahFireInfo.gov

For more information on fires across the country, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov.

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