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