Ether Hollow Fire Update Sept. 20, 2020
September 20, 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: 21
Current Status: Today firefighters will use leaf blowers to clear the shaded fuel breaks around Grindstone and Kelly’s Grove that were finished yesterday. An infrared (IR) mapping mission was flown last night. The flight detected heat signatures in the northeast corner of the fire inside the perimeter which are currently not a threat. Hoses and pumps are no longer needed in the Hobble Creek area and are being hauled out today.
Maple Creek Road, Maple Canyon trail #006 and Right Fork trail #007 Closures have been rescinded and are now open to the public.
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 begins a warming and drying trend. Temperatures are predicted to be in the upper 80s with relative humidity in the mid to high teens.
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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