Range Fire Update Oct. 24, 2020

For Immediate Release: Final Update

Contact: Kait Webb (385) 249-6696 October 24, 2020

Summary: There has been minimal fire activity observed on the Range Fire, some heat is still present in the Lost Creek drainage and a few other areas that are inaccessible to firefighters. Occasional smoke and torching may be visible until there is a season ending weather event. Suppression repair efforts will be completed today on dozer and handlines that are no longer needed. Firefighters will be deconstructing the berms created by the dozer and returning the area to a more natural state. This will be the last regular update from the Northern Utah Interagency Type 3 Team unless there is a significant change. The local Type 4 incident management organization will assume command on Sunday morning. Firefighters will continue to mop up any remaining hot spots 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, 88% 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: Lost Creek trail and drainage will remain closed until further notice due to extreme roll out (rockfall hazards). Dry Canyon trailhead, trail #049 and Little Baldy/Great Western trail #033, as well as front country, interconnected, community trails along the fire perimeter are being evaluated for public safety these will remain closed until the evaluation is complete. Any changes will be posted on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UtahWildfire or Twitter @UtahWildfire. All local parks and the Provo River Parkway trail along US-189 will re-open Sunday morning 10/25/2020. For Public and Firefighter safety, please stay out of the fire perimeter.

Fuels and Terrain: Steep terrain burning in grass, brush, oak, and pine. Resources: 105 personnel assigned

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