Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
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.
Type 1 Crews (Hotshots)
Type 2 Crews