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Brianhead Fire

Unit Information

Utah Division Forestry Fire State Lands
1594 W North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

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Last Update from Team 7

The Brianhead Fire started on June 17, at 12:20 PM. It is a human caused fire and is still under investigation.

Management of the fire is now under the command of Great Basin Incident Management Team 7 (DeMasters).

The Brianhead Fire began on lands administered by Brian Head Town, Iron County, in cooperation with Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands. It has since burned on to the Dixie National Forest and Color Country District Bureau of Land Management.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday June 17th, 2017 approx. 12:13 PM
LocationNear Brian Head, Utah
Incident CommanderGreat Basin Incident Management Team 7 (Tony DeMasters)
Coordinates37.718 latitude, -112.837 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel355
Size71,673 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday July 15th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Warm, dry mixed conifer transitioning to Pinyon/Juniper on southern aspects at lower elevations. Moderate activity in mixed conifer stands with a heavy dead and down component. Valley bottoms contain sagebrush and grass.

Significant Events

Minimal activity across the fire area today.


Planned Actions

Continued mop-up in high resource value areas. Suppression repair continues in all Divisions except J.

Projected Incident Activity

Continued mop-up in high resource value areas. Suppression repair continues in all divisions except J.


All road closures are considered soft closures. The Dixie National Forest has an area closure on lands north of Highway 143.

The fire's edge around Horse Valley (un-burned island) will be considered Limited Threat- Minimal Action. Due to lack of fire activity and managing risk..

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

There were isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms across the region again today. Conditions were similar to Friday, but slightly warmer, with highs in the upper 70s to mid-80s and minimum humidity around 15 - 20%. Peak terrain driven 6-12 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

Sunday will see similar weather conditions.