Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
Tank Hollow Fire Update
August 31, 2017
Fire Information: 801-703-0225 or 208-741-9262
@UtahWildfire UtahWildfire .utahfireinfo.gov
The Tank Hollow Fire is currently 4,563 acres with 32% containment
Yesterday, crews scouted the area for potential dozer and handline construction north and east of the fire, while crews on the southwest side were successful at securing containment line along that edge into an area of sparse fuel. Fire crews are utilizing Tie Fork Road, natural fire barriers, and hand lines in an effort to keep the fire west of Tie Fork Road.
Yesterday’s cloud cover provided for cooler temperatures which resulted in the fire spreading at a slower rate, with lower intensity. Cooler temperatures today should aid fire managers minimizing fire spread and resulting smoke impacts to traffic flow on the Highway 6 corridor.
Today crews will continue to scout and evaluate containment line preparation opportunities on the north and east of the fire, while evaluating dozer line construction in the south east corner of Tie Fork drainage.
It’s the start of a holiday weekend as well as hunting season. Visitors to the area should be very cautious of fire traffic and fire behavior. Those camping in the area should be prepared to evacuate in case of emergency area closures due to fire spread.
Teat Mountain access via Sheep Creek is open. Sheep Creek and Indian Creek Ridge roads also remain open to the public but be aware of fire vehicles operating in the vicinity. 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