Cove Creek Fire Update -July 31, 2018

Summary: Crews completed firing operations on the north and eastern slopes of the fire. Today, crews will be monitoring and implementing holding operations. No further ignitions are planned today unless implementation is needed to secure lines. Smoke has increased across the state as upper level winds shift to the southwest, bringing wildfire smoke from the California and Nevada wildfires.

For a look at today’s simulated wildfire smoke forecast across the west please visit:

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: 2586

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

Fire Behavior: Extreme, short crown runs, uphill runs, wind-driven runs

Structures: None

Total Resources: 216

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.

Note: Get the latest fire updates on Twitter @UtahWildfire and @FishlakeNF, and on Facebook at Utah Wildfire and U.S. Forest Service Fishlake National Forest

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