Flatt Fire Update – 6/20/2021

14,443 Acres15 % ContainedWest of Enterprise, UT37.64989 Latitude
113.6605 Longitude
Burning in Sage and Pinion JuniperCaused by Lightening

Yesterday’s Operational Shift

  • Saturday saw red flag conditions with gusty winds, low humidity, and severe ongoing drought
  • Engines continue to work in and around subdivisions for structure protection
  • Local community members and fire officials were able to local and move 50 cow calf pairs and 3 bulls from the BLM grazing allotment effected by the fire and safely move them out of the burn area without loss to the local rancher
  • Fire crews, engines, air tankers and dozers made good progress with direct suppression tactics, building and securing fire line along the fire perimeter to safeguard Enterprise

 Today’s Operational Expectations

  • Today, fire crews will continue direct suppression, mop-up and strengthening the fireline with support from helicopters dropping water on areas of intense heat
  • The fire will likely continue to move west with isolated torching as winds increase in the afternoon
  • Community and firefighter safety are top priorities for both the Incident Management Team and the Bureau of Land Management
  • Red flag conditions continue today with gusty winds, low humidity

Evacuations & Fire Restrictions
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect

Weather: Most of Southern Utah is experiencing hot dry conditions, which will continue to bring hot, dry, gusty weather that could increase fire activity. Critical fire weather conditions are occurring as a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures could contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Fire Resources

218 personnel, 4 hot shot crews, 3 hand crews, 14 engines, 4 dozer, 2 water tenders Aviation assets including 1 Type 1 and 2 Type 3 helicopters and SEAT Aircraft

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