Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
Tank Hollow Fire Update
September 3, 2017
Fire Information: 801-703-0225 or 208-741-9262
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Possible CampSite and Road Closures Labor Day Weekend
The Tank Hollow Fire is currently 4,710 acres with 40% containment.
Fire activity increased yesterday due to higher temperatures and decreasing humidity. The fire continued backing into Soberville Hollow and Baker Canyon, with fire behavior expected to increase.
Yesterday crews began ignition off FS Roads #043 and Mine Hollow. This will continue today with crews working farther west on the #043 Road and south towards Tie Fork, as well as igniting off FS Road #042. This plan will create a buffer between the main fire and unburned fuels to the north. Fire prediction analysis shows that the fire will continue to spread into Soberville Hollow and Baker and Hicks Canyons. Fire from the burning operations will allow fire managers to control fire intensity and impacts to Deseret power line as it meets and contains the main fire. As the week continues, fire managers will be keeping a close eye on temperature, humidity, and wind speed throughout the operating period to assure firefighter and public safety.
Forest Service Roads #042 and #043 will be closed today as needed while firefighters ignite the edge of the roads to create a wider containment line. Indian Creek is still open but delays and temporary closures are possible as fire activity increases in the coming days.
Type 1 Crews (Hotshots)
Type 2 Crews
Smoke from the Tank Hollow Fire is rising and moving out of the area. With approximately 58 uncontained large fires in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana, it is predicted that smoke from these large events will impact Utah. Smoke and haze from these fires will increase over the next 3-5 days.