August 28, 2017 Tank Hollow Fire Update
Incident: Tank Hollow Fire Wildfire
The Tank Hollow fire, burning in the Sheep Creek and Tie Fork drainage on the Spanish Fork Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, is estimated at 4,600 acres and 20% contained. The lightning-caused fire started on August 11th.
Fire managers, along with 220 personnel from the U.S Forest Service, State of Utah Department of Natural Resources, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, and the Bureau of Land Management, are assigned to the fire.A Type II Incident Management Team has been ordered to assist in suppression efforts and will assume command of the fire Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 0600. An Incident Management Team provides more support in terms of overhead and resources both on the ground and in the air. This additional level of support will help fire managers to more efficiently and effectively achieve their objectives. Road and campground closures are currently in effect. The area at the Junction of Sheep Creek road (Forest Service Road #051) and Indian Creek road (Forest Service road #042) know as Unicorn Ridge campground and dispersed camping area, including entire segments of Forest Service road #032, Forest Service road #761, Tie Fork road (Forest Service road #725) and Upper Tie Fork Single Track trail (Forest Service trail #023) located in Township 10 South, Range 6 East, Section 19, northeast quarter all within the Salt Lake Based Meridian. See attached map. Cooperators from other fire management agencies are assisting in the firefighting efforts. The Forest Service acknowledges federal and state agency partners, as well as local resources, including North Fork Fire Department, Utah County, Bluffdale Fire Department, and American Fork Fire Department, who provided valuable support during this incident. Our multi-agency partnerships enable us to all work together to achieve our goal of keeping firefighters, and the public safe.