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Peavine Canyon Fire

Unit Information

Manti-Lasal National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
599 West Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501

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Discovery: July 16 1720 hours

Cause: Lightning

Initial Size reported: 3 acres

Location: 22 miles west of Blanding, UT in Peavine Canyon in the Dark Canyon Wilderness area of the Manti-La Sal NF

Burning in subalpine fire and ponderosa with an understory of manzanita and oak brush. Occasional group and single tree torching. Creeping and smoldering in ground fuel.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday July 16th, 2019 approx. 05:00 PM
Location22 miles west of Blanding, UT
Incident CommanderJohn Schaffer
Coordinates37.723 latitude, -109.857 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel5
Size3,904 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Estimated Containment DateThursday August 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Fire is burning in mixed conifer timber, litter and understory. Understory is comprised of oak brush, manzanita and other shrub species. Adjacent fuels are Aspen stringers located in wetter side drainages and ponderosa and oak brush on the mesa tops.

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with creeping and isolated torching.


Planned Actions

Crews and engines will be utilized for line patrol and holding if necessary on all division.

Projected Incident Activity

Dry Conditions expected to return. Chance of thunderstorms for the most of the foreseeable future. The rain will be hit or miss in the area. Outflow winds expected with all storms. Minimal fire movement expected.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

There is a chance of thunderstorms for the foreseeable future. These storms will be hit and miss as far as what areas get rain. The fire has not received rain for 10 days. Fire behavior is expected to be minimal to moderate.