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
Air Resources: 7
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.
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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