William Fire Update: Sept. 10, 2020

September 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Location: 2 miles south of Santaquin, UT                                              

Email: [email protected]

Start Date: September 6, 2020                                                             

Phone: 1-435-414-9418

Cause: Human caused, target shooting                                                  

Acres: 4,895

Percent Contained: 18%                                                                     

Personnel Assigned: 175

Current Status: Firefighters will continue building both direct and indirect firelines. Where possible, crews will hike to the fireline to secure it by putting out hotspots. Where access directly to the fireline isn’t possible, due to steep terrain, crews will construct and improve contingency lines between the fire and values at risk.

Today helicopters will assist firefighting efforts by transferring personnel to a spot fire located about a mile south of the main fire and by providing water to ground resources when needed. Helicopter crews will also provide transport for a radio repeater to be installed for fire communications.

There are closures on Pole Canyon Road and the Mona Pole Road (Forest Service road #600/#160) and details can be found on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest website https://www.fs.usda.gov/uwcnf.

We ask that the public stay away from the area for the safety of the firefighters and the public.

Fire behavior on the William 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_5589.html. Please remember, if you fly, we can’t.

Fire information can be found on Utah Wildfire Information at https://utahfireinfo.gov/. Check out News & Events and ‘Like Us’ on facebook.com/UtahWildfire , and ‘Follow Us’ on twitter.com/UtahWildfire for further information. 

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