Police & Fire

Fire near Fishlake National Forest grows to over 7,000 acres

UTAH — A fire burning near Fishlake National Forest has grown to 7,289 acres and remains fully uncontained as of this afternoon.

According to Utah Fire Info, the blaze has been named the Thompson Ridge Fire, and started on August 4 after a lighting strike.

Precipitation yesterday helped to stop the fire from spreading further overnight, but crews are still working to get the fire under control.

“Firefighters today will continue to improve dozer and handlines on the eastern flank of the fire. On the northeastern edge, the fire is in the burn scar from the old Pole Creek Fire,” said an update from Utah Fire Info. “Firefighters are using that to their advantage, since the previous fire burned away much of the dead and down fuels in that area, minimizing vegetation available to burn. Crews will continue to scout opportunities for access and control options on the northwest and southern edges of the fire.”

No structures have been threatened by the fire, and no evacuations have been called at this time.

Photo: Utah Fire Info

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