Richard Mountain Fire Update 8/9/2020

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, and fire behavior was minimal.  The fire remains at 90% containment. The Type 3 team will transition the fire to a Type 4 team tomorrow. 

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  • Twitter: @UtahFireInfo, @BLMWY (#RichardMountainFire)
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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; creeping, backing

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: 2 engines, 1 watertender, 1 (20 person) crew. 77 personnel total.

Evacuations and Closures:  Clay Basin Road is now open. Closures for Section B of the Green River in Utah have been lifted.  Browns Park Road closure has been lifted. There are currently no evacuations or closures in place.

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This will be the last report from the Richard Mountain Fire.

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