Thompson Ridge Fire Update Monday, August 21, 2023

FIRE SITUATIONThere is a flash flood warning in effect throughout south central Utah until midnight on Tuesday, August 22nd. Please be prepared for rapidly changing conditions.
Yesterday, on the southeast corner of the fire, crews completed suppression repair work on dozer lines. Resource advisors began planting seed to take advantage of the current wet weather.
Today, crews continue to patrol and check containment lines on the Thompson Ridge Fire. They will work to repair spike camps and clean up from the previous weeks of firefighting efforts. Spotty rain and gusty winds are expected, but continued relative humidity recovery should keep fire behavior to a minimum and within containment lines.
The incoming Incident Commander and fire operations personnel are touring the fire with current staff to pass on information and situational awareness as they prepare to take command of the fire.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 22nd, Great Basin Team 5 will hand command of the fire back to the Fishlake National Forest.
CLOSURES An updated closure order will go into effect on Tuesday, August 22nd and should be online at soon. Use caution in formerly closed areas, as there may still be firefighting equipment accessing the perimeter along these roads.


Start Date: August 4, 2023

Incident Type: Wildfire

Size: 7,253 acres

Cause: Lightning

Containment: 85%

Location: 10 miles southeast of Beaver, Utah

Terrain: Steep, rugged terrain in remote areas transitioning to rolling pinyon juniper hills

Structures Threatened: None


Engines: 4

Water Tenders: 1

Crews: 1

Helicopters: 4

Dozers: 1

Total Personnel: 194

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