Turkey Farm Road Fire – 7/17/2020
July 17, 2020
Contact: Kevin S, Abel, Cell: 435-592-4866, [email protected]
Fire Information: www.utahfireinfo.gov
Summary: Fire managers are maintaining the control line with crews and aerial resources to keep the fire within the burned footprint. Fire activity is minimal, creeping and smoldering. Aggressive suppression efforts from both aerial and ground resources protected the surrounding communities near the fire area.
Fire Size/Containment: Mapped at 11,993 acres, 60% contained
Location: 3 miles west of Washington City in Washington County
Ownership: State, BLM and Private
Fire Behavior: Minimal, creeping, smoldering, backing.
Cause: Human-caused, fireworks.
Structures Threatened: No
Structures Destroyed: 1 outbuilding
Closures: Secondary roads west of Washington City and north of St. George, Turkey Track Rd, Danish Ranch Rd, BLM Rd 901, Winchester Trail Road, Icehouse Trail, Yellow Knolls Trail, Black Gulch Trail, Middleton Trail and Mesa Rim Trail.
Fuels/terrain: Grass, brush and timber
Resources Assigned: 221 personnel—3 hot shot crew, 5 Type II initial attack crews, 3 Type III Engines, 1 Type IV Engine, 2 Type VI, 1 water tenders, 1 Type II helicopter, 2 Type I helicopters.
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