For Immediate Release: COWBOY FIRE – August 30, 2020 (8:00 A.M.)  

Fire Information Line: 435-979-6560

Start Date: 8/16/2020
Cause: Under Investigation
Est. Size: 570 Acres
Containment: 80%
Air Resources: 2
Engines: 2
Crews: 4

Summary:   Containment remains at 80 percent.  Due to more accurate mapping, the number of acres has increased to 570. Most of the closure area will be lifted at 11:59 today. The new closure area will be limited to only the fire area itself.  This is due to hazard trees and continued smoldering in the area. Management of the fire will transition to a Type 4 organization at 6 a.m. tomorrow. The remaining resources will be patrolling, continuing mop-up operations, and monitoring containment lines. Firefighters will also continue repairing damage from suppression efforts in areas where the fire perimeter is secure. No additional fire growth is anticipated. This will be the last update barring any significant changes.  

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

Jurisdiction:  U.S. Forest Service

Fire Behavior:  Minimal, smoldering, creeping

Structures:  None

Closures: Temporary road closures are now in effect for the following areas in the Fishlake and Manti La Sal National Forests until Aug. 30 at 11:59 p.m.:

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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