William Fire Update: Sept. 11, 2020

September 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: 2 miles south of Santaquin, UT                                              

Start Date: September 6, 2020                                                             

Phone: 1-435-414-9418

Email: [email protected]

Cause: Human caused, target shooting                                                  

Acres: 4,329

Percent Contained: 12%                                                                     

Personnel Assigned: 175

Current Status:  Today firefighters will continue building both direct and indirect firelines creating a more secure perimeter, while also suppressing hotspots further interior from firelines that are completed. This helps ensure that burning material doesn’t blow or roll across and ignite fuels outside the line.

Helicopters continue to support firefighting efforts by providing water to ground resources when needed. Helicopter crewmembers also construct fireline and extinguish hotspots when they aren’t assisting with flight operations.

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.

Hunters with limited entry Bull Elk tags, please check your unit, be sure to stay out of the closure area. We aim to keep the public and firefighters safe, you aim will help.

Weather: The next few days will trend warmer and drier with temperatures forecast in the 80s.  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.

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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