Left Fork Fire – Fire Update 5/12/22

Wildfire Fact Sheet – Left Fork Fire – Dixie National Forest

Wednesday saw red flag conditions with gusty winds and low humidity causing spot fires outside the south end of the perimeter. The quick reaction of crews allowed them to get handline around the spots. Fire crews and engines continued direct suppression tactics, securing fire line with the help of helicopters that dropped buckets of water on areas of concentrated heat near the edge of the fire.

Today, fire crews will use water from hose lays and helicopter bucket drops to work fire perimeter inward and extinguish any pockets of heat. This will further secure the fire line and keep the fire within its existing footprint. The fire will likely continue its minimal, creeping behavior within the fire perimeter. As winds increase this afternoon there is potential for spot fires testing the fire’s perimeter.Fire managers are requesting the public’s assistance by avoiding the area to allow fire resources to access the fire.

Fire Start: May 9, 2022

Fire Crews/Resources: 7 – engines, air attack, 2 – Type 1 helicopter, 4 – hand crews, and 2 water tenders

Containment: 0%

Size: 97 acres

Location: 3.2 miles west of Podunk Guard StationCause: Human Caused

Photos by Mervin Garcia, Engine 322 Cedar City Ranger District

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