Richard Mountain Fire Update 8/6/2020

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

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

Summary: The fire experienced minimal perimeter growth today.  Some interior burning.  Crews and resources were able to gain 30% containment of the perimeter.

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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: 7,046 acres

Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command

Percent Contained:  30%

Fire Behavior: Minimal; creeping, smoldering, backing, single tree torching

Structures Threatened:  Oil and gas resources in Utah

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

Fire Crews/Resources: 17 engines, 2 watertender, 5 (20 person) crews, 1 dozer and 4 helicopters.  250 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.  Browns Park Road is closed at Jesse Ewing Canyon and at Hwy 191.  Clay Basin Road is closed at Hwy 191.

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