Thompson Ridge Fire Update Saturday, August 19, 2023

With a few days of strong work through difficult conditions, the firefighters on the Thompson Ridge Fire have achieved 60% containment. 
Moderate and sporadic rain continues to fall. During the day, before the storms impacted the area, crews were able to seek out remaining heat sources around much of the perimeter. The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) assisted firefighters in this process by identifying the heat sources so crews could mop up any hot spots that threatened the line. The UAS was then released after recon flights were completed to detect these heat signatures. 
With the current weather, increased fuel moisture, and high humidity, there is little threat to the fire perimeter. Firefighters will continue to work the remaining uncontained portions of the fire’s edge and monitor and patrol the fire area. Potential for growth is low, but fire managers want to ensure as much containment as possible during this period of moderate fire behavior. 
As storms continue to impact the area, firefighters are pulled from the fireline as needed to avoid any injury and minimize danger. The predicted rain will continue to impact suppression efforts, as it creates unsafe conditions to work in. Firefighter safety remains the number one priority.

EVACUATIONS: None at this time.
CLOSURES: Please refer to closure order. Please note that SR-153, Kent’s Lake Road (137), Upper and Lower Kent’s Lake, Little Res. Campground, Anderson Meadow, and LeBaron remain open at this time. Use caution in and around these areas, as you will see an influx of both ground and aviation equipment working to suppress the fire.


Start Date: August 4, 2023

Incident Type: Wildfire

Size: 7,253 acres

Cause: Lightning

Containment: 60%

Location: 10 miles southeast of Beaver, Utah

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

Structures Threatened: None


Engines: 12

Water Tenders: 1

Crews: 7

Helicopters: 5

Dozers: 1

Total Personnel: 398

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