Monday, July 9, 2018
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
West Valley Fire
Update - July 4, 2018
Date of Start: June 27, 2018
Current Size: 10,836 acres
Location: 10 Miles North of St. George Utah
Legal Description: Latitude: 37∘ 23’ 50” Longitude: 113∘ 25’ 24”
Cause: Human Caused. Containment: 8%
Resources: There are currently 605 personnel on the incident, including 18 Hand Crews, 3 Type-1 Helicopters, 4 Type-2 Helicopters, 3 Type-3 Helicopters, 18 Engine Crews, 1 Bulldozer and 1 Water Tender.
Public Meeting Scheduled for July 5, 2018 at the Pine Valley Fire Station at 6:00 P.M.
“Due to extreme fire danger conditions and increased human caused wildfires in southwest Utah and the Arizona Strip, Color Country Interagency Fire Managers are implementing Advanced (Stage II) Fire Restrictions beginning Tuesday, July 3 at 00:01 a.m. Visitors should be mindful that these new fire restrictions will limit certain activities and will remain in effect until rescinded, which typically occurs after significant and widespread moisture arrives and fire danger levels subside.” You can find additional details at: www.utahfireinfo.gov .
There will be a Community meeting on July 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pine Valley Fire Station. We would like to thank everyone that came to the meeting in New Harmony. We estimated there were over 100 people. Excellent were questions and we were given useful ideas. Knowledge of the local area is always appreciated by our fire crews and those assisting on the fire.
A Red Flag Warning is in affect for tomorrow. A Red Flag Warning is a forecast warning issued by the US National Weather Service to inform firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion, and rapid spread. After drought conditions, when humidity is very low, and especially when there are high or erratic winds (which may include lightning as a factor), the Red Flag Warning becomes critical information for firefighters to strategize. Due to these conditions, smoke may be highly visible again today.
Structure protection groups are in place around the fire. They are prepping and assessing potential areas at risk. We urge homeowners to clear the vegetation away from their homes. Clear any firewood placed next to your home, as a single ember can land and start a fire. There are many programs, such as FIREWISE, that can provide information to help you prepare. There are no evacuations 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/.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Facebook: @UtahWildfire and @USFSDNF, Twitter: @UtahWildfire and @USFSDNF, InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5873/43533/
Posted by Maxine at 7:06 PM