Spirit Creek Fire – 11/5/2020

Due to steep, rocky terrain, lack of access by ground, and predicted weather, aircraft are being used to moderate fire behavior. Fire management staff will continue suppression actions via aviation assets to slow fire spread and reduce intensity when necessary.  The fire will continue to be monitored by ground and air resources to gauge spread towards any areas of concern. 

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: 96 acres, 0% contained – See map below

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. 

Cause: Lightning

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

Evacuations: None

Fuels/terrain: Brush and timber on steep, rocky slopes

Fire Resources Assigned: Type 4 Incident Commander, air attack, Type 1 and Type 3 helicopters

This is the last daily update.

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