For Immediate Release
July 20, 2020
Contact: Kevin S, Abel, Cell: 435-592-4866, [email protected]
Summary: The fast-moving Cottonwood Trail fire started near mile marker 17 of I-15. Harrisburg Area, Angel Heights sub-division (west side of Leeds) have been allowed to return home after being evacuated. Aggressive suppression efforts from both aerial and ground resources protected the surrounding communities near the fire area. Fire managers are maintaining the control line with crews and aerial resources to keep the fire within the burned footprint.
Start Date: 7/19/20
Location: MM17 I-15 near Harrisburg
Jurisdiction: State of Utah, Private, BLM
Fire Size: Mapped at 1631 acres
Cause: Human (Blown Tire)
Fire Behavior: running and spotting
Percent Contained: 50%
Fuels: dry grass and brush
Fire Crews/Resources: 107 personnel,1 Type 1 Crew, 2 Type 2 Crews, 2 Type 3 Engines, 4 Type 4 Engines, 3 Type 6 Engines, and 2 Water Tenders Engines
Evacuations: West side of Leeds (Angel heights sub-division) and Harrisburg evacuations have been lifted
Injuries: One firefighter was sent to the hospital 7/19/20 with smoke inhalation, but has since been released
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