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 no perimeter growth today, but did have some interior single tree torching. Crews and resources were able to gain 90% containment of the perimeter. Red flag warnings are in effect the next two days.
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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: 7,632 acres
Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command
Percent Contained: 90%
Fire Behavior: Minimal; 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: 10 engines, 1 watertender, 2 (20 person) crews, and 1 dozer. 142 personnel total.
Evacuations and Closures: Clay Basin Road remains closed at Hwy 191. Closures for Section B of the Green River in Utah have been lifted. Browns Park Road closure has been lifted.
For more information on the Richard Mountain Fire >> https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6918/