Cowboy Fire Update: Aug. 24, 2020

For Immediate Release: COWBOY FIRE – August 24, 2020 (8:00 A.M.)  

Fire Information Line: 435-979-6560

Start Date: 8/16/2020
Cause: Under Investigation
Est. Size: 542 Acres
Containment: 25%
Air Resources: 6
Engines: 5
Crews: 5

Summary:  Yesterday, water was pumped into the area to facilitate suppression efforts and fire behavior remained minimal. Today, crews will continue building containment lines and conducting water drops, while monitoring for potential spotting and roll out. Please continue to avoid the closure area. Public and firefighter safety is always our top priority. Smoke may be 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:  Moderate, creeping, single tree torching, short range spotting

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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