9-22-20 3 Creeks Fire Fact Sheet

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Contact: Kayli Yardley – 435-864-8676, Beaver Ranger District- 435-438-2436

Summary: The 3 Creeks Fire began around 5 PM on September 21, 2020. The fire ignited along State Highway 153 in a fuels treatment within the dead and down slash piles. Night operations were able establish a hose lay on the north end of the fire. Today, firefighters will be working on tying the handline into the drainage and continue securing hose lay and extinguishing hot spots. Scattered rain and thunderstorms are expected later today.

Location: 10 miles east of Beaver, Utah

Jurisdiction: U.S. Forest Service, Beaver Ranger District

Fire Size: Estimated 60 acres

Cause: Human – under investigation

Fire Behavior: smoldering, creeping, and backing

Closures: Temporary closure of State Highway 153 at mile marker 10 to Puffer Lake.

Percent Contained: 0%

Structures Lost: None

Fuels: Dead and down slash piles, mixed conifer, aspen

Fire Crews/Resources: Several federal and state engines, 4 helicopters, 6 smoke jumpers

Evacuations: Eagle Point Ski Resort area, Big John Flat area

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