Richard Mountain Fire Update 8/8/2020

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 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.

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