Wolf Hole Fire Burning on BLM Arizona Strip

June 16, 2015 - 6:23 pm

Fire managers for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District are managing the Wolf Hole Fire, approximately 10 miles south of St. George, Utah on the Arizona Strip near Hodgets Canyon.

The lightning-caused fire was first observed by the Black Rock Lookout on June 16. The fire is approximately 5 acres in size and is torching and spotting.  Resources on the fire include one Type-3 helicopter and air attack. Four Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) have been ordered.

Because of the difficulty of the terrain and continuous nature of the fuels, the fire will rely heavily on air tankers.

“Due to high winds and fire activity, including torching and spotting, the fire is being suppressed due to its location and concerns for potential impacts on the Mohave Desert,” said Mark Rosenthal, BLM Arizona Strip Fire Management Officer.

There are no road or trail closures anticipated at this time. The public is urged to use caution when traveling in the area. Smoke may be visible from St. George.

Fire managers remind the public to use caution with campfires as we enter a period of hot, dry weather.