Oak Grove Fire Update – 9/5/2021

This is the last update for the Oak Grove Fire

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. 

Before heading out to enjoy your public lands, please check for current closures and fire restrictions. Closures for the Oak Grove Campground remain in effect and include trails that lead into the area.

Containment: 50% Controlled: 50%

Contain a fire: A fuel break around the fire has been completed. This break may include natural barriers or manually and/or mechanically constructed line.

Control a fire: The complete extinguishment of a fire, including spot fires near the perimeters edge. Fireline has been strengthened so that flare-ups from within the perimeter of the fire will not break through this line.

Start Date: Aug 29, 2021

Fire Size: Estimated at 686 acres

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  

Fire Crews/Resources:  1 engine

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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