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Approximate Location

41.975 latitude, -112.369 longitude

Incident Overview

Smoke plume over the fire

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The State Fire transitioned to a local Type 3 Team, led by Incident Commander Wade Christopherson, at 6:00 a.m. Monday, August 19. Firefighters will continue to mop up interior hot spots and begin rehab efforts.

Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday August 08th, 2013 approx. 06:00 PM
Location8 miles northwest of Portage, Utah
Incident CommanderWade Christopherson

Current Situation

Total Personnel181
Size29,827 acres
Percent Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass, understory

Fire Behavior

Smoldering and creeping with isolated torching

Significant Events

Good progress is being made with rehab. Severe thunderstorm warning was issued covering fire area as well as a red flag warning for today.


Planned Actions

Continue with rehab efforts on all divisions

Growth Potential


Terrain Difficulty



Interior burning is still a concern but not a direct threat to containment lines. Thunderstorms produced lightning near the fire. Additional demob of resources is ongoing.

Current Weather

Wind Conditions6 mph SW
Temperature88 degrees

Unit Information

Utah State Division of Forestry Fire & State Lands
1594 West North Temple, Suite 3520
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

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