Patch Springs Fire Update - August 22, 2013
Incident: Patch Springs Wildfire Wildfire
For Immediate Release: August 22, 2013
Contact: Bryanna Kuhlman 801-386-3072
Wildfire Fact Sheet
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Fire Name: Patch Springs Fire
Start Date: August 10, 2013
Location: Stansbury Mountains - 2 miles NW of Terra, UT
Jurisdiction: Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Skull Valley Indian Reservation, State, and private lands.
Fire Size: 31,010 Acres
Fire Behavior: Single tree torching and creeping/smoldering in timber stringers
Closures: Clover Springs Campground
Structures: 5 residences destroyed, 1 residence damaged, 8 outbuildings destroyed, 1 commercial property destroyed. The change of numbers is due to a more accurate count after the area was reopened.
Percent Contained: 80% (no change from yesterday
Fuels: The fire is burning in juniper, sage brush, and short grass with timber stringers on the north slopes at higher elevations
Fire Crews/Resources: 2 handcrews, 2 helicopters, and 2 engines. Total Personnel 54
Evacuations: No evacuations are in place
Injuries: 3 heat related illnesses
Today, power was restored to Dugway Proving Grounds. Crews continue to patrol fireline on the western edge as well near the communities of Terra and Big Hollow. The fire is 80% contained. Interior burning will continue in timber stringers and will continue to burn until fuels are consumed or significant precipitation occurs. Fire resources will continue to patrol, secure, and mop-up fireline.
Thank you to the town of Rush Valley for their hospitality while the Incident Management team was here!