Neffs Fire Update: Oct. 1, 2020

Fire behavior continues to be moderate with tree torching and creeping along the ground, with no new growth in acreage. Firefighters have secured the eastern flank of the fire perimeter; helicopters are on standby and available as needed. On the western flank, firefighters will look for opportunities to take direct action where it is safe to do so, while others continue clearing debris, chipping brush and limbs from the contingency line behind homes. Fire managers are assessing suppression tactics along the Mill Creek Canyon road and around the northeast portion of Olympus Cove where it is inaccessible to firefighters due to unsafe, steep, rocky terrain.
Utah is in extreme drought conditions with areas of exceptional drought. There has been very little recent precipitation, and none expected any time soon. These extremely dry conditions make our public lands vulnerable to wildfires. Fire restrictions have been implemented and extended in the State and Forest system lands. For more information go to: or
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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: 42%
Fuels: Timber and oak brush
Closures: Please go Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest: Area Closure Neffs Fire.
Assigned Resources:
3 – Helicopters; 5 – Engines; 1 – Water tender; 2 – Type 1 Hot Shot crews; 2 – Type 2 IA Handcrews;
1 – Type 2 Handcrew; 1-EMT, 1 Chipper Operator, 52 – Overhead = 194 Total Personnel
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