Veyo Road Fire Update – Sept. 28, 2020

Contact: Kait Webb (385) 249-6696

For Immediate Release

September 28, 2020

Summary: The Veyo Road Fire, previously named the Veyo Pool Fire, grew quickly yesterday evening primarily driven by strong winds through dry grass, brush and juniper. The Veyo Pool has not been impacted by the fire and remains open. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for gusty winds and low humidity over the fire area throughout the day. Today crews will secure and mop up the west flank of the fire. As hand crews arrive, they will be placed on the south end of the fire where there is no vehicle access. Engines will patrol and mop up along dozer lines and State Route 18.

Start Date: September 27, 2020

Location: South of Veyo, UT

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: 2,262 acres

Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command

Jurisdiction: State, private and BLM

Percent Contained:  25%

Fire Behavior: Smoldering with interior hot spots and isolated torching

Structures Threatened: Yes

Evacuations: None

Closures: Sand Cove Road from Dammeron Valley to Gunlock

Fuels and Terrain: Grass, brush and juniper

Resources: 11 engines, 2 hand crews, 1 water tender, 1 helicopter, 2 SEATs (single engine air tanker) and 1 air attack

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