Neffs Fire Update – Wed. Sept. 22nd

Neff’s Fire – Update Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Location: 1 mile east from Neff’s Canyon Trailhead, Mount Olympus Wilderness

Cause: Unknown, under investigation

Size: 53 acres

Containment: 0%

Fuels: Timber and oakbrush

Closures: Neff’s Canyon Trail; The area closure includes all trails and trailheads and all National Forest System land between Mill Creek Canyon road on the north and Big Cottonwood Canyon road on the south to Quartzite -33115 then straight west. On the west the closure begins at the forest boundary and goes east to the Big Water trail, then south to where the Big Water trail connects with Big Cottonwood Canyon road.

Assigned Resources:

4 – Helicopters

4 – Fixed wing aircraft, Fire Bosses

5 – Engines

3 – Modules 

1 – Hotshot Crew

1 – Type 2 Hand crew

131 – Total Personnel

Today, September 23rd, resources will return and engage in direct suppression tactics where it is safe and feasible. A challenge for the fire fighters is the rugged terrain and trees that are unstable from the recent wind event and pose a safety hazard. Fire investigators will also be working on determining the specific fire cause.

The Northern Utah Interagency Incident Management Team Type 3 is managing the fire. Aviation support is critical to the firefighting response, please keep drones out of the area.

Media Contact: Jennifer Hansen (801) 361-6449
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