Neffs Fire Update – Thurs. Sept, 24th

Start: September 22, 2020

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

Cause: Unknown, under investigation

Size: 55 acres (increase of 2 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 24th, resources will continue to construct fireline in areas where it is safe for firefighters to engage. Ground crews will be supported by aircraft as needed.  Gusty winds and dry air (low relative humidity) warrant a Red Flag Warning for today and tomorrow.  These conditions may increase fire behavior.

The incident management team appreciates the communities support and offers for donations. Our Incident Command Posts are set up to provide excellent logistical support, including food and other supplies, to first responders for the duration of the incident. Inside our incident bases, everything is carefully regulated by local health and safety ordinances, as well as strict adherence to COVID-19 regulations. Check with you local Red Cross or fire departments for donation opportunities.

The best thing residents can do to support the fire fighting efforts is to prepare for future possible evacuations. Ready, Set, Go program offers excellent guidelines for property and evacuation preparation

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