High Meadow Fire Burning on Arizona Strip

July 27, 2015 - 9:46 am

The lightning-caused High Meadow Fire is located approximately 55 miles southeast of St. George, Utah. It is burning on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument portion of the BLM Arizona Strip near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley.

High Meadow wildfire is being managed to achieve both protection and resource objectives. These objectives include:

  • providing for firefighter and public safety,
  • returning fire to a fire-dependent ecosystem,
  • reducing the risk of severe fire occurrence,
  • preserving cultural resource sites, and
  • improving wildlife habitat.

Some of the management actions taken to meet these objectives will involve multiple strategies such as stopping undesirable fire spread on the state lands or towards private property, slowing or allowing growth depending on conditions and redirecting fire spread towards federal lands when necessary.

High Meadow Fire summary:

  • Start date: July 14 at approx. 7:45 p.m.
  • Location: 55 miles SE of St. George, Utah, near Mt. Trumbull
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Size: 640 acres
  • Fuel type(s): ponderosa pine, pinyon, juniper, grass
  • Personnel: 87