Oak Grove Fire Update – 9/4/2021

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. 

The Oak Grove Fire has been managed under a full suppression strategy using containment and confinement tactics to minimize fire spread and to prevent loss of resources. Some fire resources will be released and reassigned to other large fires.

Start Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: Pine Valley Ranger District

Jurisdiction: Dixie National Forest

Fire Size: Estimated at 686 acres

Containment: 40%

Cause: Human caused, unattended campfire

Closures:   An area closure effecting the Oak Grove Campground and trails in the burn area has been implemented by the Dixie National Forest, for more information at – https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd949492.pdf  

Fuels: Mahogany, chaparral, and oak brush

Fire Crews/Resources:  2 Hand Crews, 5 engines, and 1 Water Tender

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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