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Coal Hollow Fire update

Aug 23, 2018 04:39PM
A community meeting will be held in Fairview this evening, August 23, beginning at 6 p.m. at Peterson Dance Hall, 65 State Street, Fairview, Utah. Members of the Incident Management Team, Manti-La Sal National Forest personnel and cooperators will provide an update on the status of the Coal Hollow Fire. Members of the Northern Rockies Incident Management Type 2 Team, scheduled to assume management of the 29,912- acre fire on Saturday, will also be at the meeting.

Current Situation: Rain that moved through the area over the last two days tempered fire activity and has provided opportunities for firefighters to work in areas that would have been difficult to access safely a few days ago. Yesterday, firefighters reported minimal fire activity around the entirety of the fire perimeter, taking advantage of the lull to increase containment to 64%. 

Fire Statistics Location: 15 miles southeast of Spanish Fork, UT                                               Start Date: August 4, 2018            Cause:  Lightning Size:  29,912 acres                                 Total Personnel: 498                      Percent Contained: 64% Resources Include: 2 Type 1 hand crews, 7 Type 2 hand crews, 19 engines, 3 dozers, 10 water tenders, 4 helicopters, 1 fixed-wing air tankers, 1 air attack platforms, 1 masticators and overhead/support personnel