WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 30, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Oak Grove Fire, burning since Sunday afternoon in Washington County, is now estimated to be 200 acres in size.
“The fire was caused by an unattended campfire,” says a Utah Wildfire Info tweet issued at 6:33 p.m. Sunday night.
“This is an important reminder that despite recent rains, fire potential still exists. Always drown, stir, feel, & repeat until your campfire is cold to the touch.”
Earlier tweets said Oak Grove Campground had been evacuated, and that a Type 3 IMT has been ordered to manage the incident due to increased complexity.
It added that four crews, seven smoke jumpers and a type three helicopter were responding to the scene as of Sunday evening.
Gephardt Daily will have updates as new information is released.