Outstanding work by the crews has caused a large increase in containment on the Left Fork Fire. Firefighters have been actively engaged and have taken ownership of this fire, wanting to see it to the end. Morale is high with the progress being made towards full containment.
The rain throughout the week cooled the fire, but also caused unsafe conditions for crews to be working through the precipitation. Yesterday’s thunderstorms missed the fire area, which provided firefighters more opportunity to work towards containment. There will likely continue to be lingering storms and moisture move through the area today.
Firefighters will continue to mop up and secure remaining areas of heat on the west flank of the fire. Thus far, the perimeter continues to hold and fire managers have seen no acreage growth in days. The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) is still being utilized to detect hot spots. Very few were identified, and all within the current areas of known heat. Crews were able to extinguish these throughout the shift yesterday and will continue to do so today.
No evacuations, lifted from Bryce Woodlands Estates. Residents should sign up for the Emergency Notification System alerts: https://member.everbridge.net/892807736721500/login)
Kanab Creek Road system, See forest closure: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1036646.pdf@UtahFireInfowww.utahfireinfo.gov@UtahWildfire#LeftForkFirehttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8169/
Water Tenders: 13
Total Personnel: 681
Cooperating Agencies: USDA Forest Service; DOI Bureau of Land Management; State of Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands; NPS Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks; and Garfield and Kane County Sheriff’s Office.