Middle Canyon Fire Update 7/31
Middle Canyon Fire
FIRE INFORMATION UPDATE
July 31, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. Cause: Human caused, under investigation
Size: 171 acres Percent Contained: 56%
Date Started: July 26, 2018 Location: Middle Canyon
Number of Personnel: 101
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: In the morning crews worked hard to increase containment. There were some mild winds that stirred up a small spot fire (.1 acre) outside of the fire perimeter. The spot was quickly distinguished with ground and air support. There are also a few areas within the fire perimeter that are burning with some visible smoke. These signs of smoke should not be alarming.
Today: The objectives remain the same. Crews will continue work to contain the perimeter of the fire, and be on the look-out for any additional spot fires. The helicopter may be used in areas where there are steep terrain.
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
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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