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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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Incident Contacts

Kayli Yardley
Phone: 435-896-1621
Hours: M-F 0900-1630

Nick Howell
Phone: 435 590-4821

Highlighted Activity

07/11/2019 Skull Flat Wildfire Update, July 11, 2019
Summary: Today, crews will be monitoring and securing the north and south containment lines. Heavier fuels will remain holding heat within the interior of the fire. With the current hot and dry...
News - 07/11/2019
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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
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 Personnel22
Size1,625 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Estimated Containment DateSunday September 01st, 2019 approx. 07:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior;creeping, smoldering


Planned Actions

Crews will monitor and be ensuring the south flank is secure.Monitor smoke that is on the north side of the fire.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire spread


All national resources have been released from the incident. This will be the last daily report unless significant activity occurs.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Continued hot,dry and windy conditions. Dry Thunderstorms