Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire Fact Sheet 8/8/2023 evening edition

Wildfire Fact Sheet – (Thompson Ridge Fire)

Start Date: August 8, 2023

Location: Thompson Hollow, 11 miles southeast of Beaver. Utah

GPS Coordinates: N 38° 09.31 W -112° 28.71

Jurisdiction: Fishlake National Forest

Fire Size: 2,700 acres

Cause: Lightning

Fire Behavior: Smoldering, creeping, group torching with spotting

Closures: Forest Trail 068 (PST 068)

Structures: No structures threatened

Percent Contained: 0%

Fuels: Heavy dead and down timber, mixed conifer

Fire Crews/Resources: 2-Type 6 Engine, Tushar Mountain Wildland Fire Module (WFM), 2- Type 3 Helicopter w/crew, 1-dozer, and 1 water tender

Evacuations: None

Summary: Fire managers are evaluating potential control features and are developing objectives commensurate with the values at risk. A Type 3 Incident Management Team has been ordered. The fire is very active currently.  Smoke is visible from surrounding towns and major travel ways such as I-15 and Highway 89.  The fire is still not threatening structures. 

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