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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 15 - Jacob City Fire Update

Jacob City
News - 07/15/2022

 

July 15 Jacob City Fire Daily Update 
 
Yesterday, crews on the northernmost edge of the fire improved fireline and began mop up operations in the lower elevations. Firefighters working along the northeastern perimeter near Edwards Pass made some progress into Soldier Canyon. Crews continued to work their way around a finger of fire just south of Solider Creek. The terrain is steep and very rugged, and firefighters are progressing at a steady, safe pace to increase the amount of containment along the fire perimeter. Today, firefighters will continue improving fireline, monitoring areas of containment, and making progress near Edwards Pass; south of Soldier Creek; and north of Bald Mountain. There are several helicopter missions planned for moving cargo and crews around the fire area to assist firefighters working in tougher terrain on the eastern and southeastern edges as weather allows.  Highly experienced crews will begin work removing dead trees in steep areas where they pose a danger to firefighters. Thunderstorms dropped moderate wetting rain in the fire area again last night; and while wetting rain at lower elevations in areas of juniper and scrub oak was helpful, rain at higher elevations failed to reach the ground due to the heavy tree canopy. Weather today will include another round of showers with the potential for wetting rain. Over the weekend, weather will be warmer and drier as temperatures rise with little to no chance of moisture. Next week, monsoonal moisture is expected to return to the area.