Updated Press Release from Forest Service**7:10 a.m., 6/29/12**

71c6ea8d47a07b984512669ea9c348f7.jpg

Fire Facts:

Location: Huntington Canyon and Gentry Mountain, 15 miles NW of Huntington, Utah

Cause:В  Dry Lightning

Size:  20,300 acres (today’s infrared flight)

Percent contained:В  0%

Injuries to date:В  none

Property threatened:В  Historical USFS Guard Station and some outlying communities

Number of personnel: 1 Type-2 hand crew, 12 Smoke Jumpers

Equipment: 2 Type-3 engines, 1 Type-4 engine, 1 Type-6 engine

Aircraft: 2 Type-3 helicopters

Estimated containment date: В none

Cost to date:В  not yet available

Fire Activity:

After the second day of the fire, Initial Attack Type-4 Incident Commander Dirk Rogers turned over the fire at 6:00 a.m this morning to Shawn Jaca with the Color Country Type-3 Incident Command Team. Extreme fire behavior and long-range spotting occurred overnight, with the fire perimeter estimated to have grown 14,500 acres in one day. В Extreme drought conditions, bark-beetle-killed trees, strong gusty and unpredictable winds are still driving the fire.

Significant Events:

Personnel worked for a second night, providing successful structure protection for the Historical USFS Guard Station.В  Crews secured utility lines and gas lines within the fire perimeter.

Closures/Evacuations/Advisories:

State Highway 31 from Fairview to Huntington, State Highway 96 from SR-6 to SR-284, Millers Flat Road from Scad Valley to SR-31. Also various Forest Roads within the fire area.

General Information:

A Type-2 Incident Management Team has been ordered.В  The Incident Command Post is located the Canyon View Junior High School in Huntington, Utah.В В  The fire is currently burning on lands administered by the Manti-LaSal National Forest Ferron-Price Ranger District, Bureau of Land Management Price District, StateВ  of Utah, and some private lands.

This is fire season in the Great Basin. Please continue working on the defensible space around your homes.В  For information go to www.firewise.org and www.ready.gov.В  A Red Cross shelter has been opened at the LDS Stake Center in Wellington, Utah for food, shelter and mental health care needs of the evacuees.В  Contact 801-323-7000 for information on volunteering or for donations.

В 

В 

В 

В 

В 

В 

В 

В 

В 

В 

В 

В 

В 

В 

One Reply to “Updated Press Release from Forest Service**7:10 a.m., 6/29/12**”

  1. Kristi says:

    Thanks for update Shannon.

Leave a Reply

scroll to top
WordPress Video Lightbox
X
X