9-23-20 3 Creeks Fire Fact Sheet

For Immediate Release: September 23, 2020, 9:00 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. Yesterday, with the help of wetting rains, the 3 Creeks Fire progression was minimal.  Firefighters worked hot spots, and secured hand lines.  All closures and evacuation orders have been lifted.  The objectives for firefighters’ today, will be to continue to hold the east flank of the fire, monitor the south and north end for hot spots, removing hazard trees along State Highway 153, and begin mopping up.

Location: 10 miles east of Beaver, Utah

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

Fire Size: Estimated 60 acres (Note: one acre is equivalent to one football field)

Cause: Human – under investigation

Firer Behavior: smoldering, creeping and backing

Percent Contained: 30%

Structures Lost: None

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

Fire Crews/Resources: 1 wildland fire module, 1 initial attack hand crew, 1 dozer, 5 engines, 2 helicopters, 10 smoke jumpers

Closures/Evacuations: None

Burned trees along State Highway 153 in Beaver County, Utah

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