Neffs Fire Update: Oct. 2, 2020
Fire behavior continues to be moderate with interior tree torching and creeping along the ground, with no new growth in acreage. Firefighters will patrol eastern flank of the fire perimeter looking for any hot spots;
helicopters are available as needed. On the western flank, firefighters are taking direct action where it is safe to do so, increasing containment over the next few days; others will continue clearing debris, chipping brush
and limbs from the contingency line behind homes. Fire managers are working with the Forest Service READ (resource advisor), Agency Administrator, representatives from Forestry, Fire and State Lands, and Millcreek City to develop a fire suppression repair plan for areas behind the homes in the Olympus Cove community.
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: https://www.fs.usda.gov/uwcnf or https://utahfireinfo.gov/fire-restrictions/
Fire managers are working with the Forest Service to reduce the area closure stay tuned for more information!
Defensible space is every homeowner’s responsibility. Visit https://bit.ly/3j0TfLI 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
Size: 60 acres
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.
3 – Helicopters; 5 – Engines; 1- Squad; 1 – Water tender; 1 – Type 1 Hot Shot crews; 1 – Type 2 IA Handcrew;
1-EMT; 2 Chipper Operators; 52 – Overhead = 174 Total Personnel
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