Quail Fire News Update 1700
Incident: Quail Fire Wildfire
DATE: July 5, 2012
TIME: 1700 hours
LOCATION: East of Alpine, Utah
RESOURCES: 9 helicopters, 12 engines, 500 personnel, Sommer's GreatBasin Type II Team
EVACUATIONS: Evacuations have now been lifted in additional areas. Accessrestrictions are still in place for Box Elder Cove Subdivision, and thefollowing streets, to residents only with ID required, Bald Mountain Dr, BaldMountain Circle, Golden Eagle Dr, Holly Dr, and Preston Dr. Residents need toremember that firefighting activities are still ongoing in this area,including helicopter and water tenderoperations. Please be cautious when traveling in these areas.
An additional area closure has been placed on all NationalForest System lands within the Lone Peak Wilderness including all Forest Systemtrails, located on the Pleasant Grove Ranger District, Uinta-Wasatch-CacheNational Forest in Utah County. The purpose of the closure is to provide forpublic health and safety during fire suppression efforts on the fire.
American Fork Canyon and Alpine Loop road will be open up tothe Granite Flat Campground. The Granite Flat campground is open along with allrecreation sites.
National Park ServiceTimpanogos Cave National Monument:
The closure in American Fork Canon has been partially lifted,allowing access to Timpanogos Cave National Monument for cave tours. Thevisitor center and concessions will open at 7:00am with the first hike to thecaves at 7:20am. Visitors who purchased tickets in advance for Friday, July 6,2012 will have their tickets honored.
The free evening program offered at 7:00pm at the visitorcenter will be presented as scheduled. The public is encouraged to contact thevisitor center at 801-756-5239 if they have any questions or to purchase ticketsin advance.
STRATEGY: Continue fireline construction on north and south sides ofthe fire, water drops, and structure protections. Burn out operation, if weather conditionpermits, of oakbrush in the southwest corner of fire.
MEDIA STAGINGAREA: Incident Command Post at Lone Peak High School.
CONTACT: Mark Reagan, 775.461.6200