Dump Fire Update
Incident: Dump Wildfire
Dump Fire Update June 24, 2012 Contact:
Dump Fire Update June 24, 2012
Name of Fire: Dump Fire
Start Date: June 21, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1.5 Miles Southwest of Saratoga Springs, Utah
Fire Size: 6,023 acres
Cause: Human-Under Investigation
Fire Behavior: Extreme fire behavior with rapid downhill growth- Active fire overnight.
Structures Threatened: Communications sites on top of Lake Mountains.
Estimated Containment: June 26, 2012
Fuels: grass, brush, juniper and timber
Fire Crews/Resources: 390 people.
12 handcrews, 7 helicopters, 10 engines, 3 water tenders.
Evacuations: None. All evacuations have been lifted for Saratoga Springs, Eagle
Mountain and surrounding areas.
Firefighters on the Dump Fire made good progress with containment efforts over the
past 24 hours. Today, fire crews will continue to construct fire line with aerial support in
the Israel Canyon drainage. In addition, firefighters will monitor and improve existing
containment lines around homes in the Kiowa, Eagle Hills and Saratoga Springs
communities. Yesterday afternoon, all evacuations in the Dump Fire area were lifted and
residents were allowed to return to their homes.
For status of evacuations and fire information go to www.inciweb.org and search for the
"Dump Fire." Follow us on Twitter at #UtahWildfire. You can also call (801) 935-0593.
Forecasted Weather: A Red Flag Warning is in effect until tomorrow at 9 p.m. for high
wind, low humidity, and high temperatures.