OAK GROVE FIRE UPDATE 8/31/21
Summary: Yesterday wildland fire crews conducted a burnout operation on the southwest edge of the fire to protect the Oak Grove Campground and create an anchor point. This anchor point will allow crews to safely go direct with suppression efforts. Crews continue to build, secure, and improve hand lines on the east and west sides of the fire.
With today’s higher relative humidity, cloud cover and 60% chance of rain, fire behavior is expected to moderate with backing down hill and some uphill runs. 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. 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. Fore more info on Smoke use the Fire and Smoke Map – https://fire.airnow.gov/
Start Date: Aug 29, 2021
Location: Pine Valley Ranger District
Jurisdiction: Dixie National Forest
Fire Size: Estimated at 696 acres
Cause: Human caused, unattended campfire
Closures: A temporary flight restriction has been issued, Forest Service Road 032 is closed to allow fire engines and resources access to manage the fire.
Fuels: Mahogany, chaparral, and oak brush
Fire Crews/Resources: 4 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), 1 Air Attack, 1 Heavy Air Tanker, 1 Type 3 helicopter,
1 Type 1 helicopter, 3 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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