Middle Canyon Fire Update 7/29

Middle Canyon Fire


July 29, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m.                                                         Cause: Under Investigation

Size: 171 acres                                                           Percent Contained: 5%

Date Started: July 26, 2018                                     Location: Middle Canyon

Number of Personnel: 96

Resources:  1 helicopter, 2 Black Hawk helicopters, 1 dozer and 6 engines, 2 hotshot crews

Cooperators: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, USDA Forest Service and North Tooele Fire District and Bureau of Land Management

Yesterday: Additional ground resources arrived yesterday. They did a great job maintaining and stopping fire progression.  A backburn was completed yesterday evening to help stop the fire from growing. This operation was successful. Fire activity was minimal throughout the night.

Today: Crews will work to secure the fireline with the goal of keeping the fire from growing in size. Two Black Hawk helicopters and a heavy helicopter will be dropping water today. This assists in containing the fire in inaccessible areas. Air and ground crews work in coordination to ensure there aren’t any additional flare ups or fire spread.

Current Closure Order: Middle Canyon and Butterfield Canyon roads.

Safety:  Please stay away from closed areas and fire-fighter access points. Stay clear of the  flight path of helicopters retrieving water. Remember fire restrictions are in place. https://www.utahfireinfo.gov/fire_restrictions/restrictions.html

Fire Information Hotline:  385-368-1778                   Facebook: “Utah Wildfire”

Media Contact Number:  385-368-1778                     Twitter: @UtahWildfire

For more information: http://utahfireinfobox.com/active-wildfires/

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