The Middle Bench Fire is burning approximately 70 miles south west of St. George, Utah in the Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness. The fire is 35 percent contained and is estimated to be 404 acres.
Start Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 2 p.m.
Jurisdiction: BLM Arizona Strip District
Fire Behavior: Smoldering
Closures: No closures are in effect
Structures: None threatened
Fuels: Cheatgrass, mixed brush, pinyon/juniper trees, and black brush; high fire spread potential