The Pinyon Fire started on Camp Williams military installation the evening of Sunday, August 5 as the result of a lightning strike. On August 7, 56 homes were evacuated as the fire pushed toward the City of Eagle Mountain. The evacuations were lifted at 10 a.m. on the following day.
On the afternoon of August 8, the fire was blown across lines on the northern end of the fire which triggered a planned response to the Beef Hollow drainage. The resulting spread to the north/northeast produced a large smoke column and ash fallout. Herriman City was directly impacted and Incident Managers implemented their plans which included air tanker retardant drops.
The fire is being managed by Sanders Northern Utah Type 3 team in cooperation with the State of Utah, Utah National Guard, Eagle Mountain City, Herriman City, Salt Lake and Utah counties.
|Location||1 Mile NE of Eagle Mountain|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday August 13th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber, grass understory, pinyon, oak, sage and grass.
Smoldering, creeping, and torching
Kept the fire spread out of the UXO area on Camp Williams
Continue to mop up and secure fire lines