July 20, 2012 - Plateau Fire Update
Incident: Plateau Wildfire
Summary: A series of thunderstorms that passed through the region on Wednesday July 11, 2012 resulted in 13 fire starts on the Arizona Strip on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The estimate for the Plateau Fire 3,175 acres. Recent weather systems that have traveled through the region have delivered significant precipitation that has resulted in diminished fire activity on all fires on the Arizona Strip.
Start Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 late afternoon.
Location: The Plateau Fire approximately 65 miles south of St. George near Snap Point on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.
Jurisdiction: Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip District.
Fire Size: Plateau Fire is approximately 3,175 acres. (Note: one acre is equivalent to one football field).
Fire Behavior: Fire behavior is smoldering.
Closures: Roads surrounding each fire are open.
Structures: None were damage by the Plateau Fire.
Percent Contained: As of Friday, July 20, 2012 The Plateau Fire is 100% contained and was controlled July 19, 2012. Fires have received significant precipitation throughout the activity of the fires.
Fuels: Cheatgrass and pinyon/juniper trees on both fires.