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.

Evacuations: None

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.

Injuries: None

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