Brian Head Morning Fire Update June 25, 2017
Brian Head Fire Morning Update Sunday, 25 June 2017 Contact Fire Information: 435.477.0131 / 435.680.2405 or BrianHeadFire2017@gmail.com #BrianHeadFire Start Date 6/17/17 Cause Human Size 42,800... more
The Brian Head Fire started on June 17, at 12:20 PM. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Great Basin Incident Management Team 4 (Roide) assumed command of the fire at 6 AM, Monday, June 19.
The Brian Head 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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|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday June 17th, 2017 approx. 12:13 PM|
|Location||Town of Brian Head, Utah|
|Incident Commander||Great Basin Type 2 Incident Management Team (Roide)|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||8%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday July 15th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and Understory)
Medium Logging Slash
Significant dead component associated with all mixed conifer stands within the fire area. As the fire continues northeast and downslope it will move into more of a shrub fuel type.
Active crown fire on the southern flank. Active backing, single and group tree torching on northern flank. Uphill runs with spotting on the eastern and southeastern flanks.
Evaluate additional perimeter growth, continue hand line operations, suppression efforts around structures in the town of Brian Head, Thunder Ridge Scout Camp, 1st Left Hand Cyn, Yankee Meadows, Panguitch Lake and Dry Lakes Areas and Blue Springs area. Continue to secure fire on west side of Hwy 143 near Brian Head and N of Hwy 143 near Panguitch Lake. Continued structure protection on numerous subdivisions near and around Panguitch Lake.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Areas of concern will be along Highway 143 on the southern flank with spotting over the highway.
Northwest winds will be weaker on Sunday and range from 6-10 mph. Above normal temps will continue with low relative humidity of 14-17% in the afternoon. Winds will increase on Monday and turn to a SW direction. The stronger winds will create red flag conditions on Monday. The dry and windy trend should continue through next weekend.