Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
Tank Hollow Fire Update
September 5, 2017
Fire Information: 801-703-0225 or 208-741-9262
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Unseasonably Hot, Dry Weather Bringing Changes in Fire Behavior
The Tank Hollow fire is approximately 5,097 acres with 44% containment.
As yesterday’s weather was much hotter and the vegetation has dried out from last week’s precipitation, the fire moved further east and south in Soberville Hollow. Air resources flew all afternoon with water bucket drops in an effort to slow the progression.
Fire resources continued to light unburned fuel off of FS Roads #043, #042, and Mine Hollow as well as through Partridge Ridge in an effort to control fire intensity and impacts to Deseret Powerline.
The fire will continue to increase in Soberville Hollow and back into Baker and Hicks Canyon drainages and the upper portions of Corral Canyon.
Today, the management emphasis continues to be creating a buffer between the main fire and unburned fuels to the north. Fire managers are using this strategy as the safest and most effective way to confine and contain the fire with limited resources.
Road Closures are still in place for Forest Service Roads 042, 043, and Tie Fork.
Type 1 Crews (Hotshots)
Type 2 Crews