September 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Location: East of Springville, UT
Start Date: September 7, 2020
Email: [email protected]
Cause: Human caused, target shooting
Percent Contained: 86%
Personnel Assigned: 26
Current Status: Today firefighters will begin implementing a structure protection plan that is part of the Confine Strategy for suppression of the Ether Hollow Fire where it is too steep for ground resources. Crews will be staging pumps, hoses, and sprinkler systems for future placement around communities in the left fork and right fork of Hobble Creek Canyon. Fire managers don’t anticipate using these measures, but are putting them in place in the event the fire moves further than expected to the northeast.
Helicopters are still available to suppress areas where fire is still active in inaccessible locations.
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: Today temperatures are predicted to be near 90. Humidity will be in the teens and possibly as low as 7 to 8% and winds gusting to 12 mph. Strong southwest winds are expected late in the week ahead of a dry cold front.
Fire behavior is expected to be minimal with light winds producing interior smoldering and some visible smoke.
There is a fuel and fire behavior advisory in effect for critically dry fuels through September 25th, 2020.
There has been a change to the TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) over the fire area. Recreational drones and private aircraft cannot fly over the fire. The TFR can be found here: https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_5279.html
Please remember, if you fly, we can’t.
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