Neck Fire now over 19k acres, Meadow Creek Fire tops 4k acres

The Meadow Creek Fire in Millard County was first reported late Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 2019, and by Sunday night had grown to 1,200 acres, with zero containment. Photo: Fillmore Fire Department

CEDAR CITY/FILLMORE, Utah, Sept. 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews in two counties are making progress as they battle stubborn, lightning-caused wildfires, but officials don’t expect to have full containment for a few more days.

Neck Fire

The Neck Fire, in Iron County, has scorched 19,151 acres and is 76% contained, according to a Tuesday night update from InciWeb. This fire started Thursday, roughly 25 miles north-northwest of Cedar City.

No structures are currently threatened, and there appears to be no immediate threat to pipelines or power lines.

A total of 304 personnel are fighting the Neck Fire, and officials are estimating a containment date of Friday.

Meadow Creek Fire

The Meadow Creek Fire, about five miles south of Fillmore, in Millard County, started Sunday and has burned approximately 4,154 acres. It was 45% contained as of Tuesday night.

Great Basin Incident Management Team No. 3 assumed command of the fire Tuesday.
Total personnel number 296, and an estimated date of containment is Monday.

Gephardt Daily will continue to provide fire updates as more information becomes available.


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