Range Fire Update Oct. 23, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Suzie Tenhagen (385) 329-6957

October 23, 2020

Summary: Yesterday, minimal fire activity was observed on the Range Fire. Suppression repair efforts will begin today on dozer lines that are no longer needed. Firefighters will be deconstructing the berms created by the dozer and returning the area to a more natural state. A Burned Area Emergency Response team will begin their comprehensive examination of the fire impacts on natural resources, roads and water flow from changes in soil and loss of vegetation. The Northern Utah Interagency Type 3 team plans to transition the fire back to a local Type 4 incident management organization on Sunday morning. Firefighters will continue to mop up and patrol the fire perimeter.

Start Date: October 17, 2020

Location: 3 miles north of the mouth of Provo Canyon

Cause: Target shooting

Fire Size & Containment: 3,496 acres, 63% 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: 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: 204 personnel assigned

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