For Immediate Release
July 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Contact: Saddle Fire Information (435) 592-2323, firstname.lastname@example.orgSaddle Fire Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4794/ and www.utahfireinfo.gov
Saddle Fire Facts
Fire Size: 2,298 acres
Percent Contained: 72 percent contained.
Evacuations: Voluntary evacuations were lifted July 12, 2016.
Closures: Forsyth Trail, Goat Springs Trail #31016, Road #2113, Road #2114, Road #3396, and Road #565.
Structures Threatened: Uncontained fire line remains in Lloyd Canyon. The threat to 54 structures is continually being assessed. No structures have been destroyed.
Drone Intrusions: 5 violations of the Temporary Flight Restriction by Unmanned Aircraft Systems have occurred. ***Air operations are grounded each time a drone is sighted for safety reasons.***
Fuels/Terrain: Heavy dead and downed timber and brush, surrounded by steep, rugged and rocky terrain continue present access challenges.
Fire Resources Assigned: Total 198 personnel assigned, including 2 Type-I interagency hotshot crews, 3 Type-II hand crews, 2 Type-I helicopters, 2 Type-III helicopters, 5 engines, 1 water tender, and 1 air attack.
Air Operations: As of July 11, 2016, 489,747 gallons of water and 391,935 gallons of retardant have been used by aerial resources for suppression efforts.
Injuries: 9 minor injuries are reported to date.
Incident Management: Shawn Peterson, Incident Commander with the local Color Country Interagency Type 3 Incident Management Team is currently managing the incident. The transition to the local unit will occur the morning of July 16, 2016
Cause: Lightning caused on June 13, 2016, approximately 2 miles south of the town of Pine Valley, in the Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness of the Pine Valley Ranger District on the Dixie National Forest.
Fire Information: Posted at the following locations: Central Fire Station, Sinclair Station (Enterprise), Post Office (Enterprise), Sinclair Station (Veyo), Pine Valley Recreation Area, Pine Valley Heritage Center, and Pine Valley Post Office.