MEDIA CONTACT: Hannah Lenkowski, BLM RELEASE DATE: July 13, 2022 385-315-3361, [email protected]
Additional contacts below
SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the Bureau of Land Management West Desert District, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands and Tooele County issued a fire prevention order restricting access to public lands in the vicinity of the Jacob City Fire. The fire is located east of the Town of Stockton on the slopes of the Oquirrh Mountains in Tooele County, Utah. The prevention order will remain in effect until the fire is declared controlled by the incident commander or otherwise officially rescinded.
The prevention order restricts public entry, recreation and unnecessary traffic near the Jacob City Fire, including: East of Copper Street and Gravel Site Road; East of Watercrossing Road and Queen of Hills Road; North of Ophir Canyon Road, and West of Serviceberry Canyon Road, South Fork Soldier Canyon Road, North Fork Soldier Canyon Road, and Water Fork Canyon Road; south of Southport Gulch; and Right Hand Fork of Settlement Canyon; all in Tooele County, Utah.
Property owners, grazing permit holders and other citizens with need to access the area will be asked to coordinate with the incident commander to ensure safety. Officials have asked recreationalists and other public to leave the area to provide for public safety and support emergency fire suppression operations.
The prevention order and accompanying map are posted on signs where public lands are accessed, online at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8224/ and on Facebook and Twitter @UtahWiildfire, #JacobCityFire.
Local, state and federal fire officials urge Utahns to use their ‘Fire Sense’ to help prevent unwanted wildfires. For more information on preventing unwanted human caused wildfires, agency-specific restrictions and reference maps, visit www.utahfiresense.org and www.utahfireinfo.gov.
For more details on the prevention order, contact:
• Bureau of Land Management, West Desert District, 491 N John Glenn Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, 801-320-8300
• Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands, 1594 W North Temple, Room 150, Salt Lake City, UT 84114, 801-538-4818
• Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, 1960 S Main St., Tooele, UT 84074, 435-882-5600
ADDITIONAL MEDIA CONTACTS:
Kayli Yardley, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, 385-377-0336, [email protected]
Brittany Lopez, Tooele County, 435-843-3150, [email protected]
Kim Smolt, Jacob City Fire Public Information Officer, 801-449-1778, [email protected]