Turkey Farm Road Fire – 7/18/20

July 18, 2020

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

Fire Information: www.utahfireinfo.gov

Summary: Crews assigned to the west, south, and east perimeters were initiating suppression repair, patrolling, and mopping up hot spots in areas that have been secured. As a result of the fire suppression effort, containment was increased to 75%. Along the northern flank of the fire firefighters continue to improve, patrol and monitor the rest of the fire’s perimeter with great success.

Fire Size/Containment: Mapped at 11,993 acres, 75% contained

Location: 3 miles west of Washington City in Washington County

Ownership: State, BLM, Forest Service and Private

Fire Behavior: Minimal, smoldering.

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: 161 personnel—1 hot shot crew, 5 Type II Crews, 1 Type III Engines, 2 Type IV Engine, 1 Type VI, 3 bulldozers, 1 water tender, 1 Type III Helicopter.  

Injuries: 1 minor injury (scorpion sting), firefighter returned to work

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