Fire crews continue to remove berms and reconstructing fences cut during suppression efforts. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has been organized by the Dixie National Forest to evaluate the effects of the fire. Concern for possible post-fire effects, such as large debris flow from severely burned slopes and drainage's affecting down canyon resources and properties is a primary consideration in the development of a BAER plan. The cost estimate of restoration and rehabilitation of the burned area has not yet been determined.
The wildfire burned 94% on Dixie National Forest lands and 6% on private lands in Kane County, Utah. The public will continue to see smoke from the interior of the fire area until a season ending event, such as consistent monsoonal rains or a blanket of snow.
Remaining evacuations were rescinded as of 8:00 AM Tuesday morning except for Stout Canyon Road which remains closed at the north boundary of the Heaton Ranch and the Dixie National Forest through the fire area to SR-14.
Acting Dixie National Forest supervisor Kevin Shulkoski has issued a Fire Area Restrictions Order which remains in effect. (Order) - (Fire Area map)
Mark Rapp’s Central Oregon Incident Management Team has been in command of the Shingle Fire since Tuesday at 6:00PM. The Central Oregon team will transition to a Color Country Inter-Agency Management Area Type III incident command team Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 6:00AM.
Fire resources deployed: 499 personnel; Crews: 23 (5 Hotshot Crews), Helicopters: 2-light, 2-medium; Engines: 14, bulldozers: 3, Water tenders: 5 and Overhead: 145.
Four injuries have been reported, one cabin and one outbuilding were lost in the Shingle Mill canyon fire. One person received a lacerated arm from contact with a idling chainsaw on Friday, July 6, 2012 and a person suffered from possible AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness) on Thursday, July 5, 2012.
The Shingle fire cooperating agencies include: Cedar Mountain Fire Protection Department, Central Oregon Incident Management Team, Color Country Inter-agency Fire Management, Dixie National Forest, Garkane Energy Cooperative, Inc., Kane County Sheriff's Department, Utah Department of Natural Resources, Utah Department of Transportation and Utah Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a Fire Management Assistance Declaration for the Shingle Mill canyon wildfire Monday, July 2, 2012.