9-24-20 3 Creeks Fire Fact Sheet

For Immediate Release: September 24, 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. All closures & evacuation orders have been lifted. Crews made good progress securing the fires edge yesterday. Today, crews will clean up any remaining hot spots, remove hazard trees, and continue mopping up. Firefighters will be working to remove hazard trees along State Highway 153, and a section of Paiute side trail 135. For firefighter and public safety, please use caution when travelling in the fire area.

Location: 10 miles east of Beaver, Utah

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

Fire Size: Estimated at 60 acres

Cause: Human – under investigation

Fire Behavior: Smoldering and creeping

Structures Lost: None

Percent Contained: 60%

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

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

Closures/Evacuations: None

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