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Halfway Hill Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Halfway Hill Fire Info
Email: 2022.HalfwayHill@firenet.gov
Phone: 435-414-9418

Highlighted Activity

07/27/2022 Fishlake NF Halfway Hill Closure Order Update 07-27-22
Order Number: 0408-22-06 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE FISHLAKE NATIONAL FOREST FILLMORE RANGER DISTRICT Halfway Hill Fire Area, Road and Trail...
Closure - 07/27/2022
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The Halfway Hill Fire was detected on July 8, 2022, at about 2:00 PM. Although fire crews quickly responded, the fire grew significantly in the first few hours, prompting the evacuation of homes and recreation areas. Evacuations were lifted on the evening of July 13, once a portion of the fire perimeter adjacent to the subdivision was contained.  The Fishlake NF has an area and road closure in effect.  Great Basin Incident Management Team 4 assumed command on July 10, operating from a camp at the Millard County Fairgrounds.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman
Date of OriginFriday July 08th, 2022 approx. 02:00 PM
Location3 Mi SE of Fillmore UT
Incident CommanderLocal Type 4 Incident Commander
Coordinates38.915 latitude, -112.339 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel30
Size11,701 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Chaparral (6 feet)

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal

Creeping

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

On the west flank, continue to mop up and patrol dozer lines. On the eastern portion of the fire, monitor fire spread and assess the need to implement suppression actions utilizing the completed indirect containment line. Continue suppression repair where possible.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire activity is expected to decrease with increasing cloud cover and RH. The fire will continue to creep and smolder with isolated torching.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Monsoon activity has not materialized. Higher humidity and cloud cover is expected with a potential for wet storms.