Cowboy Fire Update; Aug. 22, 2020

For Immediate Release: COWBOY FIRE – August 22, 2020 (8:00 A.M.)  

Fire Information Line: 435-979-6560

Start Date: 8/16/2020
Cause: Under Investigation
Est. Size: 530 Acres
Containment: 15%
Air Resources: 8
Engines: 5
Crews: 5

Summary:  Yesterday, air resources and ground crews continued working to establish containment lines. The fire is spreading through rough terrain, making firefighter access difficult. Today, ground crews will be laying 40,000 feet of hose to pump water into the fire area, and air resources will continue to drop water on the fire. Public and firefighter safety is always our top priority. Smoke is visible from Interstate 70, State Route 10 & surrounding areas.

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

Jurisdiction:  U.S. Forest Service

Fire Behavior:  Active, short-range spotting, isolated torching 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 161Forest Trail 157             
Forest Road 2486Forest Trail 269
Forest Road 269Forest Trail 266
Forest Trail 264Forest Trail 683
Forest Trail 102Forest Trail 681
Forest Trail 653Forest 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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