Tank Hollow

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Tank Hollow

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Closure has been lifted for FS Roads #042 and #043
Forest Service Roads #042 (Indian Creek Road) and #043 are now open for travel and dispersed camping. more

INCIDENT UPDATED 7 DAYS AGO

Approximate Location

39.994 latitude, -111.316 longitude

Incident Overview

a landscape of the fire showing the black and smoldering in the distance

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The Tank Hollow fire is burning in the Sheep Creek drainage on the Spanish Fork Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This lightning-caused fire started on August 11th.

Fire managers, along with personnel from the U.S Forest Service, State of Utah Department of Natural Resources, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, and the Bureau of Land Management, are assigned to the fire. The fire is being suppressed to protect critical watershed and transmission lines.

Forest Service Unicorn Campground, Forest Service road #042 and Forest Service road #043 are now open for public access. The following roads and trails remain closed due to the potential of mud slides and snags or dead standing trees that could fall throughout these areas which pose a public safety risk: Forest Service roads (Forest Service road #032), (Forest Service road #761) (Tie Fork road, Forest Service road #725) and Upper Tie Fork Single Track Trail (Forest Service trail #023). This includes all pedestrian, equestrian, bicycle and any type of motorized vehicle.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday August 11th, 2017 approx. 09:45 AM
Location19 miles east of Spanish Fork, Utah, North of Highway 6 below the paved Sheep Creek road
Incident CommanderForest Service

Current Situation

Total Personnel7
Size11,067 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained78%
Estimated Containment DateSunday October 15th, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Short grass (1 foot)

Fuels in the fire area are juniper, grass and sage/shrub on the lower, drier slopes and mixed conifer, primarily Douglas Fir with an understory of litter, shrubs and small trees at higher elevations.

Significant Events

Moderate, single tree torching, backing, and smoldering. Fire continues to move internally in the Tie Fork drainage burning heavy dead and down fuels in the mixed conifer and aspen stands. Received moisture over the fire area. Fire behavior low with possibility for smoke within the perimeter.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol and monitor the fire. Continue suppression repair. Reassess the threat to the Deseret powerline where thick, unburned oakbrush under the lines could impact them if it burns.

Projected Incident Activity

Continued interior fire movement in Chicken Hollow, Corral and Partridge Canyons and Tie Fork drainage through torching and backing.

Remarks

The perimeter contains unburned islands ranging in size from very large to quite small. Some of the perimeter (22%) is uncontained fire edge that will continue to be monitored. Transition back to the local unit occurred on September 16th at 11:45 a.m.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A warming trend with light winds is expected as recent moisture has evaporated away from the landscape. The airmass will be more unstable pushing the Haines Index up to 4 while humidity minimums approach mid to high 20 percent. An isolated thunderstorm remain possible.

Unit Information

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Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, Utah, UT 84095
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  • Utah County Sheriffs Office
  • Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
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