Coal Hollow Fire Holds Steady at 80% Containment


Date Started: August 4, 2018
Location: 15 miles southeast of Spanish Fork, UT
Cause: Lightning
Total Acres: 29,912
Containment: 80%
Total Personnel: 146

August 27, 2018


Coal Hollow Fire crews continue fire suppression on the southwest perimeter and rehabilitation of fire lines.

Yesterday, high wind gusts from the northwest produced some hotspots on the line in Division T, but fire crews were able to contain them with the aid of helicopters. Today, high wind gusts from the southwest may produce some reignition of unburned fuels in the interior and could drive smoke toward the Highway 6 corridor. Travelers should use caution if traversing the area.

Fire lines along the Highway 6 corridor and in Divisions Q and T at the north and east edge are in good shape as fire crews continue to rehab and seed the lines. In Division Z, crews continue fire suppression efforts, improving lines with chipping operations. Chipping operations consist of crews utilizing wood chippers to reduce the amount of fuels, such as brush and downed trees, along existing fire lines.



Starvation Road, the southern and western areas adjacent to the fire, including Bear Ridge Road, Fish Creek Ridge Road and Skyline road south of the Bear Ridge Road junction are open.


North Fork Road is closed along the western fire edge and Skyline Road from Highway 6 south to the Bear Ridge Road juncture. Road blocks are still in place at closure areas.

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