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Chippean Fire

Unit Information

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

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Lightning caused fire 16 miles northwest of Blanding, Utah on the Monticello Ranger District of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Fire is burning in steep terrain with ponderosa pine litter and understory with manzanita brush present.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday August 06th, 2019 approx. 05:45 PM
Location16 miles Northwest of Blanding, Utah
Incident CommanderJohn Shaffer
Coordinates37.831 latitude, -109.65 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel137
Size227 Acres
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 01st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Fire is burning in Ponderosa pine and Manzanita brush. Fuel loading is heavy in this area and resource benefit is expected through low intensity fire. Adjacent fuels are ponderosa pine with mixed brush throughout.

Significant Events

Fire is cleaning up unburned pockets within the interior of the incident.


Planned Actions

Resources will build control lines and identify where natural barriers can be used to manage the fire. Crews and engines will be utilized for line construction, patrol, mop up lines, holding and firing operations.

Projected Incident Activity

Chance of thunderstorms for the next several days, but coverage will be spotty. As drying conditions persist, fire behavior will gradually increase in the area. The fire behavior is not expected to get above the minimal to moderate level.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The area is moving into a drying pattern with the chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. The precipitation should be spotty for the area with a low risk of heavy rains. Fire behavior should remain low for the near future, but as the drying trend develops, the fire behavior may incrementally increase.