Ether Hollow Fire Update Sept. 19, 2020
September 19, 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: 93%
Personnel Assigned: 26
Current Status: Today crews are expected to finish work on a shaded fuel break around communities in Hobble Creek Canyon. They will finish chipping and remove the cut brush and trees from Kelly’s Grove.
If winds are favorable for air operations, a helicopter will shuttle firefighters to the northeast corner of the fire to work on hotspots identified from an infrared flight.
A Burned Area Emergency Response Team (BAER) did reconnaissance yesterday on the west aspect of Ether Peak. The BAER Team gathered data to analyze and make a plan for stabilization of the burned area.
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 cooler in the upper 70s with relative humidity near 20%. Winds are expected to be 15 to 20 mph, with gusts to 30. There is a red flag warning in effect for today.
Minimal fire behavior is expected in the form smoldering and surface creep in grass, brush and juniper. 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_5279.html
Please remember, if you fly, we can’t.
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