Hollow Fire Fact Sheet

For Immediate Release

August 1, 2020

Contact: Kait Webb (385) 249-6696

Summary: Yesterday, firefighters made progress establishing control lines along the southern and western perimeters of the fire. Forward progression has been stopped. Today crews will be working to secure containment lines and extinguish sources of heat within the fire perimeter. The priority is to reduce any threat to structures near the fire.

Start Date: July 31, 2020

Location and Jurisdiction: West of Indianola in Sanpete County

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: Estimated 1414 acres

Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command

Jurisdiction: Private

Percent Contained:  7%

Fire Behavior: Smoldering and creeping with single tree torching

Structures Threatened: Roughly 40 structures

Evacuations: A pre-evacuation notice is in place for the Big Horn Ranch area, evacuations are ordered for homes between Big Horn Ranch rd. and Becks rd. 

Fuels and Terrain: The fire is burning through grass, sagebrush, oak, and maple in steep terrain

Fire Crews/Resources: 16 engines, two Hotshot crews, three dozers, one grader, one water-tender, one type-1 helicopter

Closures: Access to the Big Horn Ranch area is restricted to property owners only. In addition, the public is asked to avoid the entire fire area for public and firefighter safety. 

For more information on fires in Utah, visit www.UtahFireInfo.gov.

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Hollow Fire perimeter map

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