Cove Creek Fire Update – August 2, 2018

Summary: Yesterday afternoon and evening cool weather was in the fire area. This gave crews and opportunity to work hot spots along the secure fire line. It also reflected a smaller impact with interior burning and smoke. Today’s activities and weather are similar to yesterday, with crews monitoring and addressing hot spots along the fire perimeter. An increase of interior growth is still possible in the Cove Creek drainage, but will also be monitored and addressed if it is affecting the secure fire line perimeter.

Start Date: 7/17/2018

Cause: Lightning

Location: 7 miles east of the I-70/I-15 Interchange, near Shingle Creek in Sevier County

Jurisdiction: Beaver Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest

Size: 2,620 acres

Containment: 56 percent

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

Fire Behavior: Moderate; Backing, flanking with single tree 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***This order was issued for protection of public health and safety and will be rescinded when the threat to both no longer exists.

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