Oak Grove Fire Update 8/30/21

Summary: The Oak Grove fire was reported at 2:48 p.m., Aug. 29 to Color Country Interagency Fire Center.  The Oak Grove Fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy using containment and confinement tactics to minimize fire spread and to prevent loss of resources. Crews continue to build, secure, and improve hand lines on the east and west sides of the fire.  As visibility allows, helicopters will be used to help firefighters with suppression efforts. Smoke may settle into the valleys along the I-15 corridor at times.

The Central Utah Type 3 Team has assumed command of the Oak Grove Fire Sept. 1 at 6 a.m.

Start Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: Pine Valley Ranger District

Jurisdiction: Dixie National Forest

Fire Size: Estimated at 400 acres

Cause: Human caused, unattended campfire

Closures:  A temporary flight restriction has been issued

Conditions: Fire managers are asking for the public’s assistance by avoiding driving on the Forest Service 032 road to allow fire engines and resources access to manage the fire.

Fuels: Mahogany, chaparral, and oak brush

Structures: None

Containment: 0

Fire Crews/Resources:  4 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), 1 Air Attack, 1 Heavy Air Tanker, 1 Type 3 helicopter,
1 Type 1 helicopter, 2 Hand Crews, 8 engines, 1 Water Tender and 12 Smoke Jumpers.

No Drone Zone:  a drone over a fire puts everyone at risk and hinders firefighting suppression efforts. If you fly, we must ground all aircraft, due to the dangers unauthorized drones pose to firefighting aircraft.

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