Agencies reopen public lands in vicinity of Jacob City Fire
Jacob City Fire
MEDIA CONTACT: Hannah Lenkowski, BLM RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2022
385-315-3361, [email protected]
Additional contacts below
SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management West Desert District, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands and Tooele County have reopened public lands in the vicinity of the Jacob City Fire following 100% containment of the fire. Fire crews will patrol and monitor the area over the next couple of days and the public is advised to use caution when visiting reopened public lands.
Public entry and recreation are permitted 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.
Visitors to the fire area are advised to use caution as hazards may exist, such as fire-weakened trees. Off-highway vehicles should stay on designated routes and stay off the burn area to allow for regeneration of plant species. Additionally, Tooele County asks visitors to avoid the head of Soldier Canyon due to ongoing monitoring and work on the Stockton water system.
All other fire restrictions remain in effect, including stage 1 fire restrictions on all unincorporated county, state and federal lands within Tooele County. Agency-specific fire restrictions are available on www.utahfireinfo.gov.
A very hot July in the West Desert has increased the potential for wildfire. The public is reminded to use caution and be prepared to prevent wildfires when visiting public lands. Agency fire officials recommend keeping water, a shovel and a fire extinguisher handy during the summer months.
ADDITIONAL MEDIA CONTACTS:
Kelly Wickens, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, 385-479-5000, [email protected]
Brittany Lopez, Tooele County, 435-843-3150, [email protected]
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