Cove Creek Fire Update – August 1, 2018

Summary: Today crews will be monitoring the secured fire lines for any area that may contain hot spots and working on those areas if needed. An increase of interior growth is possible in the Cove Creek drainage, but will also be monitored and addressed if it is affecting the secure fire line perimeter. Smoke from the interior growth may be visible today. This is a full suppression fire that utilizes indirect fire line tactics.

The current closure order will be rescinded when there is no longer a threat to public safety.

Start Date: 7/17/2018

Cause: Lightning

Size: 2,586 acres

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

Containment: 43 percent

Total Resources: 233

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 with short crown runs. Backing with some group torching.

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.

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