Ether Hollow Fire Update Sept. 13, 2020
September 13, 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: 65%
Personnel Assigned: 80
Current Status: Today crews will complete the contingency fireline along the Hobble Creek Canyon Road. 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. Crews continue mopping up and improving fireline where safety allows.
Firefighters will work along the southern perimeter repairing dozer line from initial attack operations. Crews will continue mopping up where they can safely access the fire perimeter and will assess tactical options for areas of the fire where terrain is steep and inaccessible by foot. A helitack crew was inserted into an area near the eastern perimeter of the fire to construct fireline near Ether Peak.
Helicopters will continue bucket drop support to crews working on the ground.
Fire managersare engaged in the development of a strategic, long-term plan including tactical options for parts of the fire that impact safety of firefighters due to extreme terrain.
Whiting Campground, Maple Canyon trail #006 and 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 with gusting terrain driven winds 10-15 mph. Fire behavior on the Ether Hollow Fire today is expected to be minimal with possible pockets of interior torching, 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.
There is a fuel and fire behavior advisory in effect for critically dry fuels through September 25th, 2020.
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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