Power truck fixing lines in the middle of blackened area

Knolls Fire Update 6/30/20

Contact: Kari Peak (385) 707-3471 | Knolls Fire PIO

Knolls Fire Update 6/30/2020

Twitter: @UtahFireInfo


Summary : Knolls fire resources worked to secure containment lines and extinguish sources of heat within and around the fire perimeter. Resources benefited from cooler weather, allowing them to reach 75% 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:  75%

Fire Behavior: Smoldering, creeping

Structures Threatened:  Residences, outbuilding, structures, and critical infrastructure

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

Fire Crews/Resources: 13 engines, 1 watertender, 4 (20 person) crews, and 3 helicopters.  Total of 235 personnel

Evacuations and Closures:  Evacuations have been lifted. Residents may return to their homes. Hwy 68/Redwood Road is now open.  BLM-managed lands in and around the fire perimeter are closed to access until further notice.

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Power truck fixing lines in the middle of blackened area
Rocky Mountain Power fixes powerlines and poles after the Knolls fire burned through.
Blue portable water tank in foreground, Knolls fire in background
Port-a-Tank holds water for fire suppression use
Road Sign stating "No Public Access" placed in front of burned Knolls fire area.
No Public Access signs are set up around the perimeter of the Knolls fire area to remind public to stay out until safety concerns are mitigated.
Burned area next to homes from Knolls Fire
Burned area near homes just off Village Parkway in Saratoga Springs.

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