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Richard Mountain Fire Update 8/5/2020


Brad Purdy (307) 775-6328 | Richard Mountain Fire PIO (Wyoming)

 Kari Peak (385) 707-3471 | Richard Mountain Fire PIO (Utah)

Summary: The Type 3 incident command team assumed command of the Richard Mountain fire this morning.  The fire gained 64 acres today. Containment is at 0%.

Social Media:

  • Twitter: @UtahFireInfo, @BLMWY (#RichardMountainFire)
  • Facebook: @ UtahFireInfo, @BLMWyoming

Start Date: August 3, 2020

Location and Jurisdiction: 50 miles south of Rock Springs, Wyoming.  Bureau of Land Management Wyoming and Utah

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: 6,564

Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command

Percent Contained:  0%

Fire Behavior: Isolated torching, running in sagebrush

Structures Threatened:  Oil and gas resources in Utah

Fuels and Terrain:  The fire is burning through pinyon pine, juniper, grass and brush on steep terrain.

Fire Crews/Resources: 12 engines, 1 watertender, 9 (20 person) crews, 1 dozer and 3 helicopter.  217 personnel total.

Evacuations and Closures:  Section B of the Green River in Utah is closed for recreational use from the Little Hole boat ramp to the Indian Crossing boat ramp. 

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