High Meadow and Mount Emma Fire Updates

August 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Fire staffs continue to manage the High Meadow Fire located approximately 55 miles southeast of St. George, Utah near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley on the BLM Arizona Strip. The lightning-caused High Meadow Fire started July 14, 2015 and is located in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument portion of the BLM Arizona Strip.

As of today, the fire is 1,312 acres in size.  

The High Meadow wildfire is being managed to achieve both protection and natural resource objectives.

A Type IV Incident Command structure continues management of the fire. Resources include 1 wildland fire module and 2 wildland fire engines.

Cloud cover, cooler temperatures, higher humidity and rain over the past week have moderated fire activity.  “Due to recent rain and limited fire activity, resources are demobilizing,” said Arizona Strip District Fire Management Officer Mark Rosenthal. “Those resources that remain are removing equipment no longer needed there. The fire will continue to be monitored until the fire is called out,” Rosenthal said adding that fire managers will also continue to monitor the Mt. Emma Fire. No smoke has been visible on the Mt. Emma Fire for over a week.

The four BLM roads previously closed to public traffic near the fire are now opened including BLM 1768, 1775, 1802, 1803, and 1804.

For more information on the High Meadow, Mt. Emma or other fires in Arizona or throughout the United States go to www.inciweb.nwcg.gov

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