Sand Cove Fire

On June 24, 2015, fire staff from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District responded to a smoke report from field staff and the Black Rock Lookout. The  lightning-caused Mt. Emma Fire started at approximately 4:40 p.m. and is located 75 miles southeast of St. George, Utah in rugged terrain. The fire is 2,043 acres in size and began on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The fire began burning into a remote portion of the Grand Canyon National Park Thursday morning.

Fire managers for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District are managing a fire approximately 30 miles southwest of St. George, Utah, on the Arizona Strip’s Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The fire is located within the Paiute Wilderness.

The lightning-caused fire was first observed from the Black Rock Fire Lookout on June 15, 2015 at 4pm. The fire is approximately 20 acres in size. Resources on the fire include one fixed wing air attack, one Type 3 helicopter and two engines. 

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