August 9th, 2023, 12:30 p.m.
Kylee Stott (385) 272-3894
Start Date: August 4th, 2023 Incident Type: Wildfire
Size: 7,289 acres Cause: Lightning
Containment: 0% Location: 11 miles southeast of Beaver, Utah
Terrain: Steep, rugged terrain in remote areas
transitioning to rolling pinyon juniper hills
Structures Threatened: None
Engines: 7 Water Tenders: 4 Crews: 5
Helicopters: 4 Dozers: 3 Total Personnel: 185
The Central Utah Type 3 Incident Management Team took command of the fire at 06:00 this
morning. Yesterday, fire activity increased substantially, experiencing short crown runs, torching, and
spotting fire behavior. The fire saw a large increase in size due to poor overnight humidity
recoveries and increased wind speeds throughout the day.
Similar weather concerns, such as high wind speeds and chances of thunderstorm activity in
the area, increasing the potential for more fire growth. Monsoonal moisture is expected
throughout the rest of the week and into the weekend. Today, firefighters are scouting for
areas to begin implementing direct and/or indirect fireline – such as dozer line, hand line, and
use of natural barriers that will provide the greatest opportunity to work towards
containment of the fire safely and effectively.
Evacuations: None at this time.
Closures: Forest Trail 068 (PST 068)