A Fire Prevention Order was put in place on July 13th restrict public entry, recreation and unnecessary traffic near the fire. See full Order and News Release in Closures section. Settlement Canyon is open to Camp Wapiti. A pre-evacuation order remains in place for Ophir Canyon Residents.
The fire is located 5 miles south of Tooele and 1 mile east of Stockton, Utah. It is burning east of the Salt Lake Valley, 12 miles southwest of Herriman, and 13 miles northwest of Eagle Mountain. It is burning in steep, rugged terrain through timber, brush, tall grass, and a mix of conifer and juniper.
The fire started on the afternoon of July 9, 2022, and was determined to be human-caused.
The following were damaged: Stockton water treatment plant which included propane tanks, solar panels, and generator, multiple flatbed trailers, sheds, and two con-ex boxes.
Great Basin Team 5 will turn the Jacob City Fire over to a local Type 4 team at 6 pm today.
|Current as of||Mon, 07/18/2022 - 18:05|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||1 mile east of Stockton, Utah|
|Incident Commander||Trent Ingram|
40° 25' 21'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||93%|
|Estimated Containment Date||2022-07-24 00:00:00|
Timber (Litter and Understory), Timber (Grass and Understory), Chaparral (6 feet)
Minimal creeping and smoldering.
Crews will continue to patrol and monitor the fireline in Soldier Canyon area that are currently uncontained due to steep terrain and safety concerns. Aviation assets are being utilized for suppression assistance to ground resources and supporting a spike location.
|Projected Incident Activity||
Monsoonal moisture remains in the region with light to heavy precipitation possible. Cloud cover, high minimum relative humidity (above moisture of extinction) and predicted precipitation will minimize fire behavior. The majority of the heat is in the Soldier Creek drainage. No surface spread expected.
Acres by ownership are: BLM 1311; State 1331; Private 1550.
Monsoon moisture remains in place across central Utah, allowing for afternoon showers and thunderstorms to develop. Heavier showers and thunderstorms developed during the later afternoon and moved into the region, bringing areas of gusty winds. The monsoon moisture will begin to shift more into Eastern Utah on Tuesday, bringing decreased thunderstorm chances near the fire region.