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July 11, 2022 - Jacob City Fire Update
News - 07/12/2022
Yesterday, weather worked in the favor of crews, seeing less active fire behavior throughout most of the shift. Air attack was able to get retardant lines around most of the perimeter. This greatly slowed fire progression and minimized the heat enough for crews to begin a more direct attack. Overnight the fire remained active, with interior pockets of timber burning. Crews remained throughout the night to monitor the fire. However, there was not much increase in acreage as most of the fire activity has been internal.
Today helicopters will shuttle crews to the southwest side of the fire, as this terrain is difficult to access by vehicle or hiking. These crews will work to build handline, using the previously dropped fire retardant line. The highest priority remains the western side of the fire, closest to communities or main roads. Dozer line was completed near Soldier Canyon during yesterday’s shift. Thus far the dozer line has held, and fire managers anticipate it holding through today’s shift.
We want to remind residents in both the Salt Lake Valley, Utah County Valley, and Tooele Valley that they are not in danger from this fire and its current trajectory. Smoke will continue to be visible until a higher containment is reached. Residents in Ophir and east of Copper Road in Stockton should be on alert.