Cowboy Fire Update: Aug. 19, 2020

For Immediate Release: COWBOY FIRE – August 19, 2020 (10:00 A.M.)  

Fire Information Line: 435-979-6560

Start Date: 8/16/2020
Cause: Under Investigation
Est. Size: 225 Acres
Containment: 5%
Air Resources: 7
Engines: 0
Crews: 5

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. Yesterday, air resources and ground crews continued working to establish containment lines. Smoke is visible from Interstate 70 & surrounding areas. For public & firefighter safety please avoid the fire area.   

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

Jurisdiction:  U.S. Forest Service

Fire Behavior: Fire behavior has been minimal with smoldering, creeping and single tree torching today.

Structures:  None

Closures: Temporary road closures are now in effect for the following areas of the Fishlake and Manti La Sal National Forests:

Forest Road 161 Forest Trail 157             
Forest Road 2486 Forest Trail 269
Forest Road 269 Forest Trail 266
Forest Trail 264 Forest Trail 683
Forest Trail 102 Forest Trail 681
Forest Trail 653 Forest Trail 265

***This order was issued for protection of public health and safety.

Fuels: Heavy dead and down timber/mixed conifer

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