Shingle Fire: Fact Sheet

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Summary: Interagency fire resources are aggressively working the 8284 acre human caused wildfire which started in Shingle Mill Canyon, 6 miles south of Duck Creek Village, Utah on Sunday July 1st. 

Mandatory evacuations remain in effect and include: Swains Creek, Stout Canyon, Ponderosa Village, Harris Flat and Elk Ridge subdivisions. Road closures are in effect on Hwy 14 from Hwy 89 to Mammoth Creek road, as well as numerous Forest Service road closures in the fire area. 

Garkane Energy has reported that electrical power is currently off transmission and power outages are affecting communities along Hwy 14 corridor from Duck Creek Village to Long Valley at the junction of Hwy 89. 

Currently, the South end of the fire perimeter has good anchors and the west flank fire line is holding strong. The fire has not crossed Hwy 14 or Hwy 89. Fire crews are diligently working day and night to protect life and property, keeping the public and firefighters safe is always the first priority. 
A Color Country Type III Team is in command with the Central Oregon Type II team to take over management of the fire at 6:00 pm today. 

Start Date: Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 3:38 p.m.

Location: Fire origin-6 miles south of Duck Creek Village, UT in Shingle Mill Canyon. 

Jurisdiction: USFS Dixie National Forest
Kane County, UT

Fire Size: 8284 acres (Note: one acre is equivalent to one football field). The fire has been accurately mapped. 

Cause: Human caused from a faulty spark arrestor on an ATV travelling off road in dry vegetation. 

Fire Behavior: Fire behavior is active running, spotting and torching. Rapid progression of fire toward communities, major power lines, Hwy 14 and Hwy 89. 

Closures: Hwy 14 closed from Hwy 89 to Mammoth Creek road junction. Numerous Forest Service road closures are in place in the fire area. 

Structures: Crews are working to secure the fire where 550 residences, 1 commercial property and 300 outbuildings are threatened. 

Percent Contained: 0%

Fuels: Heavy fuel load in timber with litter and understory of grass, brush, pine. 

Fire Crews/Resources: Type 1, Type 2 Helicopters, 2 Type 3 helicopters, 2 SEATS, 2 Heavy air tankers, 19 engines(Type 4 and 6 engines), 2 hand crews(Type 1 Crews, Type 2 IA ) 3 bull dozers and overhead are assigned to the fire. 

Evacuations: Evacuations are in effect for Swains, Stout Canyon, Harris Flat, Ponderosa Village, Elk Ridge subdivisions. 
Additionally, Forest area closures and evacuations are in effect for Uinta Flat and Turkey Track areas north of Hwy 14. 

Injuries: No injuries have been reported. 

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