Update: Tervels Fire in Summit County now 536 acres, 48% contained

One of three 20 person handcrews assigned to the Tervels Fire. Photo Courtesy: Utah Fire Info

ECHO CANYON, Utah, Sept. 6, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Tervels Fire in Summit County is now 536 acres and 48 percent contained, officials said Thursday.

An update from Utah Fire Info said pre-evacuation status has been lifted for the Echo Creek Ranches area and the one lane I-80 closure from milemarker 169 to 171 eastbound will be lifted later Thursday.

The Tervels Fire sparked at about 2 p.m. Monday east of Echo Reservoir, 6.5 miles northeast of Coalville.

Resources currently working the fire are 89 personnel, three engines, one helicopter, one helitack crew and three handcrews.

An update on the Utah Fire Info website said crews constructed and secured line around the north and south flanks of the fire Wednesday, obtaining 48 percent containment.

“Today crews will continue line construction around the perimeter of the fire and increase mop up operations, with a goal of obtaining 100 percent by the end of shift,” the update said. “The Echo Creek Ranches area is located four miles east of the fire and is no longer in pre-evacuation status.”

Concerns are the incoming thunderstorms and strong winds, the update said.

Fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be arson, and they are looking for suspects. Anyone with information should contact the Summit County Sheriff’s Department on 435-615-3600.

Gephardt Daily will have more information as it becomes available.


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