Cowboy Fire Update: Aug. 26, 2020

For Immediate Release: COWBOY FIRE – August 26, 2020 (8:00 A.M.)  

Fire Information Line: 435-979-6560

Start Date: 8/16/2020
Cause: Under Investigation
Est. Size: 546 Acres
Containment: 50%
Air Resources: 4
Engines: 2
Crews: 4

Summary: Yesterday, containment of the fire area doubled and is now at 50 percent, and crews continued to make progress suppressing heat sources within the fire perimeter. Today, minimal spread is expected as crews continue to construct containment line, but there is a possibility for gusty and erratic winds that bring the possibility of increased fire activity. 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:  Minimal, smoldering, creeping, isolated 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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