Ether Hollow Fire: September 8, 2020

Contact: Kait Webb (385) 249-6696

For Immediate Release

September 8, 2020

Summary: Rain overnight significantly reduced fire activity. Due to current conditions on the Ether Hollow Fire residents will be allowed to return to their homes in the Hobble Creek, Springville, and Mapleton areas at 1200 p.m. today. These areas will be on a “Pre-Evacuation” status. Whiting Campground will remain closed. Although the fire area received moisture, conditions can rapidly change and will be monitored continuously. Weather conditions are expected to be favorable today and crews are working to establish containment around the perimeter of the fire.

Start Date: September 7, 2020

Location: East of Springville  

Cause: Human-caused, target shooting

Fire Size: Estimated at 1,000 acres

Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command

Jurisdiction: State, Private and Forest Service

Percent Contained:  0%

Fire Behavior: Smoldering with interior hot spots and isolated torching

Structures Threatened: Yes

Evacuations: No

Closures: Whiting Campground

Fuels and Terrain: Grass, brush, oak, and timber in steep terrain

Resources: 100 personnel

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