Hollow Fire Fact Sheet

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

Jurisdiction: Private

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

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