Bennion Fire Fact Sheet

BENNION FIRE (afternoon) Update: June 5, 2021  

Start Date06/05/2021  
Estimated Size350 acresPersonnel75
Total Containment0%Engines4
CauseNaturalAir Resources2

CURRENT SITUATION: The Bennion Fire was reported June 4, 2021. It is currently burning through steep, rugged, rocky terrain. That terrain, coupled with current red flag conditions, is making containment efforts challenging. A Type-3 team is expected to take control of the fire on Monday. Smoke is visible in the surrounding communities and from Highway 6. For public & firefighter safety please avoid the fire area.

EVACUATIONS: None.

LOCATION: Bennion Ridge, Utah

JURISDICTION: U.S. Forest Service

FIRE BEHAVIOR/FUELS: The fire is burning in sage, mountain mahogany and pinyon juniper, being pushed by high winds and extremely dry conditions.

ROAD CLOSURES: None.

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