At 2:48pm the Color Country Interagency Communication Center received a report of a wildland fire start. Local resources are on scene and aerial resources are currently being used. Smoke could be seen today from St. George, Utah.
Start Date: Aug 29, 2021
Location: Pine Valley Ranger District
Jurisdiction: Dixie National Forest Fire
Size: Estimated at 200 acres. (Note: one acre is equivalent to one football field).
Cause: Under investigation
Closures: A temporary flight restriction has been issued
Conditions: Fire managers are asking for the public’s assistance to drive cautiously on the Oak Grove Road to allow fire engines and resources access to manage the fire.
Fuels: Mahogany, chaparral, and brush
Fire Crews/Resources: Local resources on scene include 4 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), 1 Air Attack, 1 Heavy Air Tanker, Type 3 helicopter, 1 Initial Attack crew, 7 overhead, 5 federal engines, 3 local engines from Hurricane Valley and 2 Water Tenders.
Color Country Interagency Fire Management is an organization of fire management officials in southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona (the Arizona Strip) who promote safe and effective fire management through interagency cooperation. Since many wildfires and prescribed fires are of a multi-jurisdictional nature, interagency cooperation provides an ideal background for cohesive ecological, social, political, and economic considerations for land management.
For more information concerning fire management in Color Country visit www.utahfireinfo.gov or contact any of the following agencies:
- Bureau of Land Management (Cedar City) 435-865-3000
- Bureau of Land Management (St. George) 435-688-3200
- Dixie National Forest 435-865-3700
- National Park Service (Zion National Park) 435-772-3256
- Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (Cedar City) 435-586-4408
- Bureau of Indian Affairs (St. George) 435-674-9720
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