William Fire: September 8, 2020

Incident Management Team Type 3
Public Information Officer
Jennifer Hansen
William Fire – Update Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Start: September 6, 2020
Location: 1 mile southeast of Santaquin
Cause: Human caused, target shooting
Size: Approximately 4,000 acres
Containment: 18%
Fuels: tall grass, brush (gambel oak) and hardwood litter
Closures: Pole Canyon and Mona Pole Road (Forest Service road #600/#160).
Assigned Resources:
4 – Helicopters
12 – Engines
3 – Water Tenders
3 – Dozers
1 – Hotshot Crew
140 – Total Personnel
Today, September 8th, resources will return to the fire and assess the growth that occurred overnight pushed south by the intense winds. The fire size is approximately 4,000 acres. The current map only captures yesterday’s progression, a new map will be available later today. The containment is now at 18%. The cooler temperatures today and rain/snow received on the fire this morning will provide a little relief to resources although travel to areas of the fire will be challenging until the roads dry out.
A Great Basin Type 2 Incident Management Team will be arriving today, they will be in-briefed and will transition to assume command of the incident within the next day or two. Fire investigators determined that the cause of the fire was target shooting.
Aviation support is critical to the fire-fighting response, please keep drones out of the area.
Additionally, the Incident Management Team cannot accept donations. If people would like to contribute, contact your local fire department, food pantry or Red Cross.

Closure order 04-19-465 in effect for Mona Pole Road: Forest Service Road #600 and #160 is closed at the forest boundary east to the intersection with the Nebo Loop (Forest Service road #015) at the Monument Trailhead. See the attached closure order and map.

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