Range Fire Update Oct. 21, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Suzie Tenhagen (385) 329-6957

October 21, 2020

Summary: There was minimal growth on the Range Fire yesterday and containment increased to 33 percent. Firefighters will be challenged by Red Flag weather conditions today. Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) may implement a Public Safety Power Shutoff due to the expected critical fire weather conditions which would impact the fire area. Fire managers have coordinated closely with RMP to ensure that suppression and community protection capabilities will not be impacted. Additional firefighters will be flown into the western flank today to join crews that have been spiked out in that area to help complete fireline construction along that perimeter. Mop up will continue along containment lines.

Start Date: October 17, 2020

Location: 3 miles north of the mouth of Provo Canyon

Cause: Target shooting

Fire Size & Containment: 3,496 acres, 33% 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: 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, Provo River trail from Nunns Park to Timpanogos 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: 266 personnel assigned

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