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Skull Flat Fire

Unit Information

Fishlake National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
115 East 900 North
Richfield, UT 84701

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The Skull Flat Fire was discovered as a lightning start on Tuesday, June 18. The Forest Service is looking at managing this ignition to help improve the Beaver City Watershed. Fire personnel will be using past fuel treatments as well as fires in previous years to contain this ignition. Fire managers conducted firing operations utilizing aerial ignitions to limit the amount of time that smoke will impact the local communities while still allowing the ignition to improve the Beaver City Municipal Watershed.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginTuesday June 18th, 2019 approx. 08:15 AM
LocationApproximately 6 miles east of Beaver Utah
Incident CommanderType 4 Organization
Coordinates38.283 latitude, -112.513 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel16
Size1,630 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer

Significant Events

Moderate fire behavior;isolated torching, smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will monitor the north side and hold and improve lines.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire spread

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Continued hot,dry and windy conditions. Dry Thunderstorms