Richard Mountain Fire Update 8/7/2020

Contacts: Brad Purdy (307) 775-6328 | Richard Mountain Fire PIO (WY) Kari Peak (385) 707-3471 | Richard Mountain Fire PIO (UT)

Summary: The fire experienced minimal perimeter growth today.  Some interior burning.  Crews and resources were able to gain 40% 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: 7,633 acres; increase in acreage due to more accurate mapping

Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command

Percent Contained:  40%

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: 14 engines, 2 watertender, 5 (20 person) crews, 1 dozer and 3 helicopters.  227 personnel total.

Evacuations and Closures:  Closures for Section B of the Green River in Utah have been lifted.  Browns Park Road closure has been lifted. Clay Basin Road remains closed at Hwy 191.

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