Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Saddle Fire Facts- July 5, 2016

For Immediate Release                        

July 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Contact: Saddle Fire Information (435) 590-2736 or (435) 680-0354, saddlefireinfo@gmail.com
Saddle Fire Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4794/ and www.utahfireinfo.gov

Saddle Fire Facts

Fire Information: Posted at the following locations: Central Fire Station, Veyo Market, Veyo Sinclair Station, Veyo Pies, Family Dollar (Veyo), Family Dollar (Enterprise), Marv’s (Enterprise), Verla’s Country Café (Enterprise), Pine Valley Recreation Area, Pine Valley Heritage Center, Pine Valley Post Office, Enterprise Sinclair Station and Enterprise Post Office.

Cause: Started by a lightning strike, 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.

Incident Management: Bill Hahnenberg, Incident Commander with the National Incident Management Organization along with Shawn Peterson, Deputy Incident Commander with the Color Country Interagency Type 3 Incident Management Team.

Fire Size: 1,647 acres

Percent Contained: 42 percent.

Evacuations: Voluntary evacuation has been lifted for Pine Valley except for a portion of Lloyd Canyon subdivision.  The voluntary evacuation is still in place for all properties south on Lloyd Canyon Drive at the Mahogany Lane intersection and south on Oakridge Drive and Mahogany Lane. Persons in these areas are encouraged to be prepared to evacuate if fire conditions change.

Estimated Costs to Date: $9.9 million

Closures: All campgrounds, hiking trails and the entire area within the Pine Valley Recreation Area are closed to all recreational uses on the Dixie National Forest. The Grass Valley Road from Pinto to Pine Valley and Mahogany Bench Road is also closed. For information on the Dixie National Forest closures: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4794/31098/

Structures Threatened: 54 structures. No structures have been destroyed.

Fuels/terrain: Heavy dead and downed timber and brush, surrounded by steep, rugged and rocky terrain.

Fire Resources Assigned: Total 279 personnel assigned, including 2 Type-I Interagency Hotshot Crews, 4 Type-II hand crews, 2 Type-I Helicopters, 3 Type-III Helicopters, 5 engines, 4 water tenders, and 1 air attack.

Injuries: 3 injuries to date, including 2 minor heat related illnesses and 1 ankle injury.

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