Patch Springs Fire Update - August 20, 2013
Incident: Patch Springs Wildfire Wildfire
Patch Springs Fire Update
August 20, 2013
Summary: The Patch Springs Fire started by lightning on August 10, 2013 and is located in the Stansbury Mountain Range from Highway 199 (south), Skull Valley Indian Reservation (west), Big Creek Canyon (north) and East Hickman (east).
Current Situation: Monday, crews continued to patrol the fire line on the western edge of the fire. Along the south and southeast edge of the fire, crews worked to secure Terra and Big Hollow. Containment is now at 71%. Interior burning is still occurring, and will continue until the fuels are consumed or significant precipitation occurs. Preparations are being made by the Incident Management Team to turn the management of the fire back to the local units at 6 am Wednesday morning. Crews that have completed their assignments will be released from the fire, and possibly reassigned to other incidents.
Weather: Moisture will remain in place over the next few days resulting in a chance of showers and thunderstorms each day. Some areas of the fire received scattered precipitation late yesterday. Today holds the best chance of precipitation occurring over the fire; however, lightning occurrence is also a strong possibility.
Closures: Clover Springs Campground continues to be closed to the public. Highway 199 (Johnson Pass Road) is now open for public travel. The public traveling on Highway 199 should still be aware of fire vehicle traffic as they go through Johnson Pass.
It’s HOT & DRY! The public is reminded to be extremely cautious while out enjoying target shooting. Remember to bring water with you and walk through your shooting area before leaving to ensure there are no small fires started.