West Valley Fire Update – June 30

Date of Detection: June 27, 2018
Current Size: 7,724 acres
Location: 10 Miles North of St. George Utah
Legal Description: Latitude: 37∘ 23’ 50” Longitude: 113∘ 25’ 24”
Cause: Human Caused
Containment: 0%
Resources on Fire: There are currently 321 personnel on this incident, including the following resources:

Great Basin Team 6 assumed command of the West Valley Fire today June 30, 2018. FIRE UPDATE – Great Basin Team 6 assumed command of the West Valley Fire today, June 30, 2018 at 0600, led by Incident Commander Brook Chadwick. The Incident Management Team is comprised of individuals from several agencies working within the Great Basin. This is a full-suppression fire and the objective is 100% containment. The top priority for the Incident Management Team is the safety of fire personnel and the public. The Incident Command Post (ICP) is located in Grass Valley. Firefighters made good progress yesterday. A crew of smokejumpers is working to secure the fire’s southern flank, or tail of the fire. Hotshot crews are constructing fireline directly on the fire’s edge where possible, working along the fire’s north and east flanks. Firefighters are being supported with helicopters dropping water on hotspots, and fixed-wing air tankers are available upon request. Hotshot Crews and Type 2 Initial Attack Crews are assessing structures about two miles from the fire’s north and west flanks, and clearing fuels along roads in the event that burning operations are necessary. No evacuations are in place. Emergency area, road and trail closures remain in effect. For details about these closures, please visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5873/43533/
BACKGROUND—The West Valley Fire started on June 27 at approximately 5 p.m. The cause of the fire was an abandoned campfire. The fire is burning in mixed conifer, brush and grass. Fuel moistures are low, and the fire has been pushed by winds and steep terrain.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Facebook: @UtahWildfire and @USFSDNF, Twitter: @UtahWildfire and @USFSDNF, InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5873/43533/

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