Veyo West Fire – 7/16/20

July 16, 2020

Contact: Kevin S, Abel, Cell: 435-592-4866, [email protected]

Fire Information:

Veyo West Fire Facts

Summary: As of 7 p.m., the Veyo West Fire, was mapped at 2,618 acres. The fire is forty percent contained. Hand crews continue to establish line on steep and rocky terrain and to secure and improve fire lines. The fire is burning through dry brush, grass and timber and the area is experiencing isolated, dry thunderstorms. Fire managers continue to monitor structures in the immediate vicinity and are continuing to protect the utility corridor. The fire transitioned to a Type III team today.

Fire Size/Containment: 2,618 acres/40% contained

*The decrease in acreage of the fire is due to more accurate mapping of the fire perimeter

Location: Near Veyo, Utah

Fire Behavior: Minimal smoldering, the fire has not had significant movement for the last 36 hours.  

Cause: Human

Structures Threatened: Yes

Structures Destroyed: 1 primary and 1 outbuilding

Closures: None

Evacuations: None

Fuels/terrain: Dry grass, brush and timber

Fire Resources Assigned: 203 personnel –1 hot shot crew, 4 Type II initial attack crews, 6 Type III engines, 5 Type IV engines, 5 Type 6 engines, 1 bulldozer, 1 water tender, multiple local fire departments and 1 Type I helicopter.

Injuries: None.

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