Green Ravine Wildfire, Tooele County
1,719 acres, 10% contained
A Wednesday night briefing by a fire official revealed that Green Ravine Fire now stands at 1,719 acres, and is 10% contained.
Fire spokesman Jason Curry said that firefighting crews from other states and federal resources are now being brought in to free Utah firefighters to protect communities.
Additional aerial resources will allow for better water and retardant dumps, to allow professional crews on the ground access to more safely create fire lines on the terrain, which is steep, rocky and unstable, Curry said.
Putting local fighters on the steep and unstable terrain would put them at high risk for injury, and would leave communities and infrastructure such as power lines and communications sites vulnerable, Curry added.
Snoqualmie Fire, Layton
128 acres, 60% contained
The Snoqualmie Fire, named for the east Layton street near where it ignited on Monday, currently has 145 firefighters assigned to it. They “continue to put out hotspots,” said a tweet from @UtahWildfire.
The tweet, issued at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday, also said the fire is 128 acres and 60% contained.