Start Date: June 9, 2022
Start Time: ~6:30 p.m.
Location: Dalton Wash Road and State Route 9, 2.5 miles east of the town of Virgin, Washington County
Size: estimated 600 acres
Expected Containment: ~June 13, 2022
Structures Damaged/Destroyed: 0
Resources: Engines, water tenders, hand crews, helicopters, single engine air tankers, and a Type 1 hot shot crew are actively working the incident. Additional resources are incoming. Due to the early and fluid nature of the fire, the exact number of resources is unavailable.
Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Land Management Utah, State of Utah Department of Natural Resources – Division of Fire, Forestry and State Lands, Zion National Park, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and several local fire and law enforcement agencies.
Current Situation: The Color Country Interagency Fire partners and respective agencies are actively working to gain control and increase containment of the fire. Ground resources are flanking all sides of the fire in areas where the fire’s edge is reachable. The incident is burning in a combination of roadside fuels and rough, inaccessible terrain. The landscape is a combination of dry brush and grass, pinyon juniper, and rocky cliffsides, to name a few. Multiple aerial resources will be working the fire throughout today. With warm weather increasing into the weekend, the fire weather potential will be challenging over the next few operational shifts. A Type 3 Incident Management Team has been requested and will take over command of the fire this evening.
Evacuations: Evacuations were in place last night at a nearby “tiny homes” site. The occupancy of the site is currently unavailable. Additional information to come.
Road Closures: Dalton Wash Road and the incident area for firefighter and public safety.