Cove Creek Fire Update – Area, Road and Trail Closures

Summary: The Central Utah Type III Incident Management Team plans to engage in burnout operations July 25th, 2018 on the Cove Creek Fire. An area road and trail closure has been put into effect as of 12:00 P.M. on July 23, 2018. An increase of smoke may be visible along I-15 and I-70 starting July 25, 2018. This is due to crews securing indirect line with burning operations. If travelling in the area please proceed with caution and DO NOT STOP ALONG THE ROADWAY.

Location: 7 miles east of the I-70/I-15 Interchange, near Shingle Creek in Sevier County
Jurisdiction: Beaver Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest
Fire Behavior: Moderate fire behavior, group torching, and short uphill runs
Structures: None
Closures: Temporary road closures are now in effect for the following areas:
Forest Road 114
Forest Road 1132
Forest Road 483
Forest Road 1133
Forest Road 1024
Forest Road 1134
Forest Road 1025
Forest Road 1135
Forest Road 1026
Forest Road 1136
Forest Road 1027
Forest Road 2333
Forest Road 1131
Forest Road 2336

***This order was issued for protection of public health and safety.

Fuels: Mixed conifer and mahogany timber stand with heavy component of dead and down

Cove Creek Fire Area Road & Trail Closure

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