Playground Fire Fact Sheet 7/21 8pm
Incident: Playground Fire Wildfire
For Immediate Release: July 21, 2013, 8pm
Contact: Teresa Rigby, Information Officer, 801-232-9252
Playground Fire Fact Sheet
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Start Date: 7/20/2013
Location: 15 Miles south of Rosette, Utah
Jurisdiction: Bureau of Land Management, State, private lands
Fire Size: 2,594
Fire Behavior: Interior torching, running and smoldering.
Structures: No likely threats
Percent Contained: 30%
Fuels: Juniper, pinyon pine, sagebrush, grass
Fire Crews/Resources: 2 helicopters, 2 single-engine airtankers, 11 engines, 4 handcrews, 1 dozer, 8 watertenders. Total personnel: 146.
Summary: The Playground Fire was less active today, with interior torching and less growth of the perimeter. The fire was mapped at 2,594 acres this morning and has been 30% contained as of this evening. Full containment is expected on July 23. Crews continue to construct fireline and helicopters are providing water drops..