Tank Hollow Fire News Release

InciWeb - Incident Information System

[Skip to content]

Tank Hollow Fire News Release

Tank Hollow Fire Update

Incident: Tank Hollow Fire Wildfire
Released: 8/29/2017

Tank Hollow Fire Update

August 29, 2017

Fire Information: 801-703-0225 or 208-741-9262

@UtahWildfire UtahWildfire .utahfireinfo.gov


Great Basin Incident Management Team 6 took over management of the fire at 6 a.m. The fire has reached 4, 172 acres and is 20% contained.

The fire is holding well on the northwest edge from approximately Unicorn Ridge Campground down to the bottom of and west of Sheep Creek Road. A dozer line was initiated below Corral Canyon over to Tie Fork Road in an effort to keep the fire from growing further north toward the transmission lines and east beyond Tie Fork Road. The fire backed into the Sheep Creek drainage and continues to move south and east toward Highway 6 and Tie Fork Road.

Fire managers and crews are working to prevent fire spread towards critical values such as the transmission and distribution lines as well as homes along Highway 6. These efforts include construction of fire barrier lines with hand crews and dozers, and creating temporary water sources off Tie Creek Road. This will reduce turn-around time for the helicopters delivering water to the fire, previously drawing from Strawberry Reservoir.

Sheep Creek and Indian Creek Ridge roads remain open to the public. However, the following areas are still closed: 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.

Firefighting Resources:

Type 1 Crews (Hotshots)

Type 2 Crews




Total Personnel







Unit Information

USFS Shield
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, Utah, UT 84095

Incident Contact

Loyal Clark
Phone: 801-999-2113
Hours: M-F 8 am to 5 pm

Recent Articles

Related Incident Links

Incident Cooperators

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Manti Lasal National Forest
  • Utah County Sheriffs Office
  • Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
  • Utah Highway Patrol

Follow this Incident

Fire Information Websites

Share This

National Wildfire Coordinating Group U.S. Forest Service Bureau of Land Managemen Bureau of Indian Affairs Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service National Association of State Foresters U.S. Fire Administration
Content posted to this website is for information purposes only.
version: 2.4      load time: 0.00043 sec.