Cowboy Fire Update: Aug. 20, 2020

For Immediate Release: COWBOY FIRE – August 20, 2020 (10:00 A.M.)  

Fire Information Line: 435-979-6560

Start Date: 8/16/2020
Cause: Under Investigation
Est. Size: 223 Acres
Containment: 10%
Air Resources: 6
Engines: 2
Crews: 4

Summary:  Yesterday, air resources and ground crews continued working to establish containment lines, and fire behavior increased later in the afternoon. Today, a red-flag warning is in effect and storm cells may approach, bringing unpredictable wind and fire behavior. There are numerous hazard trees in the area, making containment difficult. Public and firefighter safety is always our top priority. Smoke is visible from Interstate 70 & surrounding areas.

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

Jurisdiction:  U.S. Forest Service

Fire Behavior: Moderate, creeping, short-range spotting and group torching

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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