SPRINGVILLE, Utah, July 16, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A wildfire that began Monday night near Springville in Utah County has grown to 267 acres and is 5% contained, Utah Fire Info tweeted at about 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The Round Peak Fire, on the Pleasant Grove Ranger District, was started by a campfire at about 9:30 p.m. Monday, officials said in a news release Tuesday afternoon.
Closures include the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in the Springville area and the Squaw Peak/Camel Pass Road between the Rock Canyon Campground and Hobble Creek Road.
Firefighters worked all day Tuesday, and air resources were called in, including “a very large air tanker,” to support suppression efforts.
Working to get the upper hand on this fire Tuesday were four hand crews, two engines, three helicopters, four single-engine air tankers, and two large air tankers, comprising a total of 130 personnel.
The Springville Police Department has been sharing information on the Round Peak Fire on its Facebook page, and residents of nearby homes had only positive comments, such as:
“The firefighters have done an amazing job fighting this fire. So grateful for people who fight to keep our communities safe and beautiful,” and “Sitting in my deck watching the firefighters make their way off the mountain. They did a fantastic job today. The response by everyone on this fire was incredible.”
Gephardt Daily will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.