Cowboy Fire Update: Aug 17, 2020

VLAT laying fire retardant to secure the perimeter of the Cowboy Fire East of Salina, Utah.

For Immediate Release: COWBOY FIRE – August 17, 2020 

Fire Information Line: 435-864-8676

Start Date: 8/16/2020
Cause: Human – Under Investigation
Est. Size: 120 Acres
Containment: 0%
Air Resources: 13
Engines: 4
Crews: 4

Summary: The Cowboy Fire is located approximately 15 miles east of Salina, Utah in the Cowboy Drainage area. The fire was reported on the morning of 8/16/2020. The fire is burning in rough terrain limiting firefighter access. Today, crews including air resources will be working to establish containment lines. Smoke is visible from Interstate 70 & surrounding areas. For public & firefighter safety please avoid the fire area.

Evacuations: None

Location: 15 miles East of Salina, Sevier County, Utah

Jurisdiction: U.S. Forest Service

Fire Behavior: Yesterday, fire was actively moving south with single-tree and group torching. Fire behavior has been minimal with some smoldering and creeping today.

Structures: None

Closures: None

Fuels: Heavy dead and down timber/mixed conifer

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