Range Fire Update Oct. 20, 2020

Range Fire Fact Sheet

For Immediate Release

Contact: Suzie Tenhagen (385) 329-6957

October 20, 2020

Summary: There was no new growth on the Range Fire overnight. Today, crews will continue to construct direct fireline along the western perimeter of the fire and mop up the southern flank along Hwy 189 with the assistance of air resources as needed. Firefighters are assessing safe suppression tactics and contingency plans for the eastern and northern flanks where the terrain is too rugged and steep for firefighters to safely access it on foot. Fire managers are preparing for near critical fire weather conditions which are forecast for the fire area on Wednesday. An incoming storm front is expected to bring gusty winds, low humidity and warmer temperatures.

Start Date: October 17, 2020

Location: 3 miles north of the mouth of Provo Canyon

Cause: Target shooting

Fire Size & Containment: 3,450 acres, 10% contained

Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command Organization

Jurisdiction: State, private and Forest Service

Fire Behavior: Minimal fire activity with isolated torching within the fire perimeter

Structures Threatened: Yes

Evacuations: All residents in Sundance are under a Pre-Evacuation notice.

Closures: Squaw Peak Road is open again. SR-92 is closed from Hwy 189 to the turn off for SR-114, only local traffic is allowed through. All local parks down both sides of Hwy 189 are closed including Canyon Glen Park, Canyon View Park, Mt. Timpanogos Park, Nunns Park, Bridal Veil Falls/Park and Upper Falls Picnic Area. Trail closures include Provo River trail from the mouth of Provo Canyon to Vivian Park, Dry Canyon trailhead, trail #049 Dry Canyon Trail and #033 Little Baldy/Great Western Trail.

Fuels and Terrain: Steep terrain burning in grass, brush, oak and pine.

Resources: 220 personnel assigned

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