Uintah Fire Update September 7, 2017

Release Date: Sep 7, 2017   Ogden, Utah

Contact(s): Kim Osborn (801) 710-3664

The Uintah Fire has burned 619 acres on private and state land and is 70% contained. The fire is burning in oak brush, sagebrush, and grasses, on U mountain, Uintah Highlands area east of Combe Road and Woodland Drive, and along Highway 84. Objectives are to minimize fire spread, provide for firefighter and public safety, and prevent additional loss of assets.

Yesterday afternoon, fire officials deemed it safe to open more roads within the evacuation area. The following areas still remain closed. From Combe road access to 6500 S, Combe road access to 6425 S, and closed at 6500 S. (Bybee Rd) to Wallace St.

Last night winds were light and there was no increase in fire spread overnight. However, engine crews responded to a flare up at a home where a railroad tie used for landscaping was burning under the deck. Fire fighters were able to extinguish the flames quickly before the fire spread. This was in the evacuation area.

Today, fire crews will continue to work within the Uinta Highlands neighborhood, U mountain area, and along Highway 84. The fire is smoldering around the ground with occasional flare ups. Crews will be focused on putting out hot spots within the existing fire perimeter.

The Dee Events Center is open for evacuees to get fire updates and needs assessment. For those needing to get back into the evacuated area for vital materials (medications, pets, etc.), please go to the Dee Events Center to request an escort.

Resources assigned are 32 engines, 1 hot shot crew, 2 helicopter, and 170 personnel.