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%.
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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.
For more information on the Richard Mountain Fire >> https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6918/
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