Contact: Emerald Ralston (435) 979-6560
For Immediate Release
August 2, 2020
Summary: Yesterday, firefighters completed control lines around the fire perimeter, increasing containment to 40 percent. Today crews will be working to further secure containment lines and extinguish sources of heat within the fire perimeter.
Start Date: July 31, 2020
Location: West of Indianola in Sanpete County
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size: Estimated 1416 acres
Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command
Percent Contained: 40%
Fire Behavior: Smoldering
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.
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.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass, sagebrush, oak, and maple in steep terrain
Resources: 16 engines, two Hotshot crews, three dozers, one grader, one water-tender, one Type 1 helicopter