Rehab Phase Continues on The Fully Contained Shingle Fire
Incident: Shingle Wildfire
Shingle Fire News
Color Country Type 3 Team #2, Jeramie Ybright
Fire Information: 435-682-3225;ShingleFire2012@gmail.com
REHAB PHASE CONTINUES ON THE FULLY
CONTAINED SHINGLE FIRE
DUCK CREEK VILLAGE, July 11, 2012-Firefighters continue the fire rehabilitation phase of the Shingle Fire, a 8061-acre conflagration that recently
threatened 550 cabins and forced evacuations in the vicinity of Highways 14 and 89.
"Dozers were the workhorses that built a fireline on more accessible areas of the fire and firefighters braved the steep, rough terrain to carve
their hand lines in order to hold the fire. The goal now is for crews to complete the water barring of lines and pulling berms by Saturday," said
Incident Commander Jeramie Ybright.
With higher relative humidity and lower temperatures contributing to mild fire behavior, Shingle Fire managers will continue to release resources,
making them available for other fire emergencies.
Smoke may be visible occasionally from the fire's interior until a season-ending event occurs, such as weeks of wetting rains or snow.
A Burned Area Emergency Response team has been investigating the potential affects of the fire to "values at risk" such as to downstream
structures, water resources, and roads. After this assessment phase the team will make recommendations for emergency treatments. Once
approved by the USDA Forest Service and the state of Utah, then the implementation phase will begin.
The public is asked to be diligent during rain events that could lead to post fire mud and debris flows and to stay away from areas such as draws
and drainages. The fire area continues to have a closure in effect.