September 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
Location: East of Springville, UT
Email: [email protected]
Start Date: September 7, 2020
Cause: Human caused, target shooting
Percent Contained: 25%
Personnel Assigned: 25
Current Status: Work by firefighters in steep, rugged terrain resulted in containment of 25% of the fire.
Today on the southern flank crews will be putting out hot spots and mopping up where possible. On the northwest flank of the fire, firefighters will continue to mop up and secure the fireline near homes and monitor the area.
Crews will also remove brush along the Hobble Creek Canyon Road to build a contingency fireline. This fireline will only be used to stop the fire’s progression if fire activity increases towards the north and threatens communities in that area.
Helicopters will support crews with bucket drops of water when needed. They will also transport personnel to work on remote locations of the fireline.
Whiting Campground remains closed. We ask that the public stay away from the fire area for the safety of the firefighters and the public.
Fire behavior on the Ether Hollow Fire today is expected to be minimal with smoldering and surface creeping in heavy mountain brush, grass and mixed type timber. More smoke may be visible as sun and wind warm and dry fuels available in the fire area.
Weather: The next few days will trend warmer and drier with temperatures forecast in the 70s.
A TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) has been implemented over the fire area – which means recreational drones and private aircraft cannot fly over the fire. The TFR can be found here: https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_6165.html. Please remember, if you fly, we can’t.
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