November 4, 2020 Fire Information: https://utahfireinfo.gov/tag/spirit-creek-fire/
Contact: Kevin S, Abel, Cell: 435-592-4866, [email protected]
Summary: Fire will continue to be monitored by ground and air resources to gauge spread towards any areas of concern. Due to steep, rocky terrain, lack of access by ground, and predicted weather, any suppression actions taken will be via aviation assets to slow fire spread and reduce intensity if necessary. If the fire continues to move to areas where access for firefighters is safer, additional ground resources may be ordered to take more direct suppression actions utilizing trails and other natural features.
The Spirit Creek fire was reported at 4:21 p.m. Nov. 2, 2020 approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Oak Grove Campground. It is burning between Pig and Spirit Creeks in oak brush, mixed conifer, and pinyon juniper.
Fire Size/Containment: Estimated30 acres (based on air attack flights yesterday) 0% contained
(The Type 3 helicopter will map the fire burned area once it arrives for a more accurate perimeter)
Location: Near Leeds, Utah
Fire Behavior: Fire is moving through available fuels working its way among the rocky outcrops across the slope, while continuing to creep and smolder through heavy down fuels producing higher quantities of smoke along with occasional single-tree and group torching.
Structures Threatened: no
Structures Destroyed: no
Closures: Oak Grove Campground and Browse Guard Station Closed Due to Fire Danger – https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd765994.pdf
Fuels/terrain: Brush and timber on steep, rocky slopes
Fire Resources Assigned: Type 4 Incident Commander, air attack, Type 1 helicopter and Type 3 helicopter is anticipated to arrive around 12 p.m. November 4.