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Ether Hollow

Unit Information

Utah Division Forestry Fire State Lands
1594 W North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Incident Contact
Phone: 1-435-414-9418
Hours: 8am-7pm

Highlighted Activity

09/21/2020 Ether Hollow Fire Update September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.   Location: East of Springville,...
News - 09/21/2020
Ether Hollow Fire perimeter map Sept. 23, 2020Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Ether Hollow Fire started on September 7, 2020 at approximately 5:30 pm. The fire was caused by target shooting. Due to hot and dry conditions the fire was very active the first operational shift. Because of the urban interface multiple homes and families were initially impacted, no structures were damaged.

Great Basin Team 3 transitioned command of the fire to a local Type 4 incident management team on Tuesday September 22, 2020. 

Minimal smoke may be visible and can be expected until a season ending event with significant rain or snow. Interior pockets of vegetation may continue to smolder in the more remote areas of the fire that could not be safely accessed. 

There will no longer be regular daily updates unless there is something significant to report.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseTarget Shooting
Date of OriginMonday September 07th, 2020 approx. 05:27 PM
LocationEther Canyon in Mapleton Utah
Incident CommanderRon Bollier Great Basin Team 3
Coordinates40.145 latitude, -111.55 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Size849 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained93%
Estimated Containment DateSunday September 20th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Brush(2 feet) Short Grass(1 foot) Closed Timber Litter

Significant Events

Few isolated heat sources remain.


Planned Actions

The fire will remain in patrol and confinement status. Continue development of strategic plan including tactical options for parts of the fire that impact safety of firefighters due to extreme terrain. Remove hose lay along southern containment line.

Projected Incident Activity

Expect fire activity in the 72-hour period to be minimal as seasonal weather conditions but gusty winds persist.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Yesterday the temperatures rose to the upper 70s with humidity down into the 20s and terrain driven winds.

Today the warming trend continues with temperatures in the mid 80s with humidity in the mid-teens. Southwest winds will start to increase on the ridges, but winds will mainly be terrain driven across the fire edge.