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Unit Information

1594 W North Temple 
Salt Lake City, 
Utah 
84114 
1594 W North Temple 
Salt Lake City, 
Utah 
84114 

Incident Contacts

  • Kim Smolt
    Email:
    2022.jacobcity@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    801-449-1778
    Hours:
    Mon - Sun 8-8

July 13 - Jacob City Fire Update

Jacob City
News - 07/13/2022

 Yesterday, the fire experienced very dry, hot weather. With engine support, crews constructed handlines upslope from the bottom of Soldier Canyon. Crews also worked on fireline from Soldier Creek south toward Sharp Mountain, while other firefighters secured the area around a structure within the fire perimeter near Commodore Pass. Helicopters shuttled crews into areas of steep, inaccessible, terrain, and will continue to support firefighters over the next few days.Today, burning operations continue west of Bald Mountain. Most of the perimeter is still holding at the existing fireline, but firefighters will go direct where fuels and terrain allow. If there are areas with too much heat, helicopters may drop water to cool the fire edge.="background:white">

Weather today will remain very hot and dry at lower elevations with temperatures again in the 100s. Thunderstorms will build up west of the fire area, causing erratic winds that could potentially drive some fire growth. While these storms may bring precipitation, little to no wetting rain is expected to reach the fire area. Crews will work to secure and hold existing perimeters in the event of extreme weather.
 
Great Basin Team 5 Type 2 Incident Management Team took command of the fire Tuesday night