September 21, 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: 22
Current Status: Today at 6:00 PM the Ether Hollow fire will transition to a Type 3 organization. This will be the final update from Great Basin Incident Management Team 3.
Today firefighters will continue removing hoses and pumps that are no longer needed in the Hobble Creek and Kelly’s Grove area. Crews will also repair handline on the Ether Hollow Fire. Repair work on fireline that was constructed during initial attack is done in conjunction with Resource Advisors from land management agencies. Resource Advisors have created plans to return the area disturbed by suppression efforts to a more natural state.
Helicopters will be available from William Fire helibase throughout the day for water support to ground resources if needed.
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 continue to climb and are predicted to be in the mid 80s with relative humidity in the mid teens. Southwest winds will begin to increase on the ridges. Minimal fire behavior is expected with interior smoldering and creeping in isolated hot spots. 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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