Month: September 2021

All objectives have been met on the Oak Grove Fire and the Central Utah Type 3 team has turned the fire back to the Dixie National Forest. With no fire spread for several days and minimal internal fire activity, crews and engines are being released from the fire. As some smoke will remain visible inside the fire’s perimeter, the Dixie National Forest will continue to patrol the fire and adapt operations as necessary until a fire season-ending weather event occurs.

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Across the fire, crews will monitor the fire’s perimeter to locate and extinguish any heat near the fire’s edge and back haul all unneeded fire suppression equipment. On the western edge of the fire crews completed a handline; today they will continue mop-up and fire suppression repair work. Firefighters will continue on the eastern edge of the fire perimeter working on fire suppression repair on the handline in steeper terrain to prevent soil erosion.

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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. Across the fire, crews will monitor the fire’s perimeter to locate and extinguish any heat near the fire’s edge. On the western edge of the fire crews will complete a handline and continue to mop-up, while beginning fire suppression repair. Fire fighters on the eastern edge of the fire perimeter will focus on fire suppression repair and build waterbars on the handline in steeper terrain to prevent soil erosion.

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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. On the western edge of the fire, crews will continue today mopping-up pockets of heat while continuing to strengthen the handline to the base of the cliff. The handline on the eastern edge of the fire perimeter will be patrolled to locate and extinguish any heat near the fire’s edge. Crews will also focus on fire suppression repair and build waterbars on the handline in steeper terrain to prevent soil erosion. Some fire resources will be released and reassigned to other large fires.

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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. The fire area received .41 inches of rain over the last 24 hours making roads and trails into the area hazardous to travel. Crews on the eastern edge of the fire completed a handline up to the cliffs edge, today they will continue to secure, and improve the handline. Along the western edge fire activity was higher yesterday as crews worked indirect building a handline from the campground to the confluence of drainages, using helicopters and a burnout to reinforce the line. As visibility and weather conditions allow, helicopters will be used to help firefighters with suppression efforts.

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