Author: Kevin S. Abel

Today, fire crews will use water from hose lays and helicopter bucket drops to work fire perimeter inward and extinguish any pockets of heat. This will further secure the fire line and keep the fire within its existing footprint. The fire will likely continue its minimal, creeping behavior within the fire perimeter.

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Powell Ranger District fire managers will continue to assess the Left Fork Fire while getting additional resources in place to engage the fire during today’s operational period. A Type 1 Helicopter is expected to arrive on scene this morning and begin firefighting operations. The fire is estimated at 100 acres burning in timber, litter, understory and logging debris. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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Fire managers from the Dixie National Forest’s Powell Ranger District reported the Left Fork fire at 2:17 p.m. May 9, 2022. The fire size is estimated at 100 acres burning in timber, litter, understory and logging debris. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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All objectives have been met on the Oak Grove Fire and the Central Utah Type 3 team has turned the fire back to the Dixie National Forest. With no fire spread for several days and minimal internal fire activity, crews and engines are being released from the fire. As some smoke will remain visible inside the fire’s perimeter, the Dixie National Forest will continue to patrol the fire and adapt operations as necessary until a fire season-ending weather event occurs.

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Across the fire, crews will monitor the fire’s perimeter to locate and extinguish any heat near the fire’s edge and back haul all unneeded fire suppression equipment. On the western edge of the fire crews completed a handline; today they will continue mop-up and fire suppression repair work. Firefighters will continue on the eastern edge of the fire perimeter working on fire suppression repair on the handline in steeper terrain to prevent soil erosion.

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The Oak Grove Fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy using containment and confinement tactics to minimize fire spread and to prevent loss of resources. Across the fire, crews will monitor the fire’s perimeter to locate and extinguish any heat near the fire’s edge. On the western edge of the fire crews will complete a handline and continue to mop-up, while beginning fire suppression repair. Fire fighters on the eastern edge of the fire perimeter will focus on fire suppression repair and build waterbars on the handline in steeper terrain to prevent soil erosion.

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The Oak Grove Fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy using containment and confinement tactics to minimize fire spread and to prevent loss of resources. On the western edge of the fire, crews will continue today mopping-up pockets of heat while continuing to strengthen the handline to the base of the cliff. The handline on the eastern edge of the fire perimeter will be patrolled to locate and extinguish any heat near the fire’s edge. Crews will also focus on fire suppression repair and build waterbars on the handline in steeper terrain to prevent soil erosion. Some fire resources will be released and reassigned to other large fires.

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