Ether Hollow Fire Update: Sept. 11, 2020
September 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: East of Springville, UT
Start Date: September 7, 2020
Email: [email protected]
Cause: Human caused, target shooting
Percent Contained: 49%
Personnel Assigned: 84
Current Status: Today crews will lay approximately 2 miles of hose along the Hobble Creek Canyon Road in conjunction with the contingency fireline put in place the previous day. 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 continue bucket drop support to crews working on the ground.
Tonight from 6:00 – 7:00 PM there will be a community meeting to relay information on fire suppression operations in the Hobble Creek Canyon area. Meeting location: Mapleton City Park, at the corner of East Maple Street and South Main Street, south of the tennis courts.
For those who would like to join virtually, the meeting will be streamed via Facebook Live on www.facebook.com/UtahWildfire. The meeting will be outdoors with standing space only to allow for social distancing. We ask that CDC guidelines are followed, and masks are recommended when distancing cannot be maintained.
Whiting Campground, Maple Canyon trail #006, Right Fork trail #007, remain closed. We ask that the public stay away from the fire area for the safety of the firefighters and the public. https://www.fs.usda.gov/uwcnf
Hunters with limited entry Bull Elk tags, please check your hunting unit and be sure to stay out of the closed areas.
Weather: The next few days will trend warmer and drier with temperatures forecast in the 80s. 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.
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.
Fire information can be found on InciWeb at or 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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