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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