Goat Springs Fire Fact Sheet

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kayli Yardley (385) 377-0336

May 29, 2021

Summary: The Goat Springs Fire was reported around 11:30 AM on May 28, 2021 in Juab County and quickly spread into Tooele County. Due to gusty winds and steep and rugged terrain, 2 seasonal cabins were lost in the fire. Several air resources were able to respond and lay retardant lines which held the fire from progressing. Today, more fire personnel will arrive on scene and will be assessing safe fire suppression tactics given the steep and rough terrain. Fire managers are anticipating critical fire weather conditions through the weekend with isolated thunderstorms accompanied by hot and dry weather.  Later this evening the Central Utah Type 3 Incident Management Team will take command of the fire.  

Start Date: May 28, 2021

Location: Simpson Mountain Range West of Eureka Utah

Cause: Human under investigation

Fire Size & Containment: Estimated 700 acres, 0% containment

Complexity: Local Type 4 transitioning this evening to Central Utah Type 3 Incident Management Team

Jurisdiction: State, private and Bureau of Land Management

Fire Behavior: Retardant lines held with minimal fire activity last night. Isolated torching can be seen within the fire perimeter  

Structures Threatened: None 

Evacuations: None

Closures: None

Fuels and Terrain: Steep terrain burning in short grass, litter and understory  

Resources: 3 hand crews, 7 engines, dozer, water tender and Type 3 helicopter

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