Update: Skull Flat Fire near Beaver now 65 percent contained

The Skull Flat Fire, which began July 3, is now 75 percent contained, officials said Wednesday. Photo Courtesy: Utah Fire Info

UTAH, July 9, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Skull Flat Fire, which began July 3, is now 65 percent contained, officials said Wednesday.

The 1,625 acre fire, which was believed to have started by lightning, is burning five miles east of Beaver.

Currently assigned to the fire are two hotshot crews, one wildland fire module, two engines and three helicopters.

The Utah Fire Info website gave the following update Tuesday: “Yesterday crews were successful in securing the remaining one mile of indirect fireline. Some interior smokes were visible, both on the west and south areas of the fire.

“Crews will work today to ensure containment of the south line by extinguishing burning material near control lines and felling snags. Isolated interior pockets of heat still remain within the fire perimeter. These isolated smokes may be visible from Beaver and the surrounding area.”

Hotter and drier weather conditions are expected throughout the week. Command of the fire will transition from the Type 3 team back to the local unit Wednesday at 6 a.m., officials said.

No structures are threatened and there are no evacuations or closures at this time.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.




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