Middle Canyon Fire
FIRE INFORMATION UPDATE
July 30, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. Cause: Human caused, under investigation
Size: 171 acres Percent Contained: 35%
Date Started: July 26, 2018 Location: Middle Canyon
Number of Personnel: 105
Resources: 1 helicopter, 6 engines, 1 hotshot crews and 2 hand crews
Cooperators: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, USDA Forest Service and North Tooele Fire District and Bureau of Land Management
Yesterday: Ground crews and air support increased containment to 35%. No additional acreage was burned. Fire behavior was moderate, and responded well to suppression efforts.
Today: Crews will continue to construct direct line where feasible and improve on existing line. Crews will be monitoring areas where there is difficult terrain and utilize the helicopter as necessary. We expect additional containment as crews construct new line and improve exiting line.
Current Closure Order: Middle Canyon and Butterfield Canyon roads.
**This was a human caused fire, and is under investigation, if you have information regarding the cause of this fire please contact the Tooele County Sherriff’s Department at (435)882-5600.
Safety: Please stay away from closed areas and fire-fighter access points. Remember fire restrictions are in place, and include more than firework restrictions. https://www.utahfireinfo.gov/fire_restrictions/restrictions.html
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