Knolls Fire Update 7/1/20

Summary: Knolls fire perimeter was tested today with dryer conditions and wind.  Some internal flare-ups occurred, but were suppressed quickly by firefighting resources.  As a reminder, drones are NOT allowed in and around the fire area without specific approval of the incident commander.

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:  97%

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: 8 engines, 4 (20 person) crews, and 1 helicopter.  Total of 162 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. SITLA will be implementing a closure to state lands this evening.

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