Neffs Fire Update Sept. 28, 2020

Media Contact: Suzie Tenhagen 385-329-6957
Fire Information Number: (385) 204-3144

The fire behavior continues to be moderate with single tree torching and creeping along the ground.
Continued spread is expected to advance slowly to the north and east towards Mount Raymond and Gobblers Knob, with predicted warming trend and high-pressure system this week.
Firefighters have completed indirect fireline in areas near the community of Olympus Cove. Fire managers are assessing contingency options for the north western area of the fire where it is inaccessible to firefighters due to
unsafe, steep, rocky terrain.
If fire behavior increases, and the fire threatens structures at risk, a tactic being discussed is a burn out operation. This tactic would be used to remove heavy continuous vegetation between the wilderness and
Olympic cove.
Defensible space is every homeowner’s responsibility. Visit for more tips.
If you fly, we can’t. Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) are still in place over the Neff’s Fire.
Start: September 22, 2020
Location: 1 mile east from Neff’s Canyon Trailhead, Mount Olympus Wilderness
Cause: Lightning
Size: 60 acres
Containment: 20%
Fuels: Timber and oak brush
Closures: Please go Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest: Area Closure Neffs Fire. PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE CLOSURE AREA FOR PUBLIC AND FIREFIGHTER SAFETY.
Assigned Resources:
3 – Helicopters; 5 – Engines; 1 – Water tender; 3 – Type 1 Hot Shot crew; 2 – Type 2 IA Handcrews; 2 – Type 2 Handcrews; 52 – Overhead = 223 Total Personnel
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