The Lighthouse Fire, which started yesterday in the Historic Range Creek area of Nine Mile Canyon, has increased to 850 acres and is currently at zero containment. The Range Creek Field Station has been evacuated for safety reasons.
Karen Feary, Center Manager of Moab Interagency Fire Center which is in command of the fire, said to etv10news.com that the fire is feasting on “flashy-type fuels” including pinion, juniper, and grassy brush.
The fire isВ currentlyВ spreading in both a northern and a southern direction because of the different drainages in the area, Feary said.
She also explained the Fire Center is awaiting the arrival of six additional fire crews and have put in an order for an undetermined amount of engines.
Feary also explained that indian artifacts in the area are “currently not threatened but are a concern.” The fire is currently south of Tavaputs Ranch. Those at the ranch are aware of the situation and are not being evacuated at this time.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Check back with etv10news.com as updates become available.