Ether Hollow Fire Update: Sept. 12, 2020
September 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: East of Springville, UT
Email: [email protected]
Start Date: September 7, 2020
Cause: Human caused, target shooting
Percent Contained: 59%
Personnel Assigned: 77
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 installation was delayed due to a local event. 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.
Firefighters will continue securing the perimeter of the fire where it is accessible, and will assess tactical options for areas of the fire where terrain is steep and inaccessible by foot.
Helicopters continue bucket drop support to crews working on the ground.
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 and archers, please check your hunting unit and be sure to stay out of the closed areas. We aim to keep our firefighters and public safe, your aim will help.
Weather: The next few days will trend warmer and drier with temperatures forecast in the mid-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/.
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