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  • UPDATE: Shingle Mill Wildfire: 100-Percent Contained: 8,061-acres Burned
    by Morgan Skinner, KCSG News
    Published - 07/10/12 - 08:30 PM | 8 8 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Burned landscape of Stout canyon. (USFS photo/Daniel Johnson)
    Burned landscape of Stout canyon. (USFS photo/Daniel Johnson)
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    Engine 22 crew performing mop-up operations on the Shingle Mill canyon fire. (USFS photo/Jayson Smith)
    Engine 22 crew performing mop-up operations on the Shingle Mill canyon fire. (USFS photo/Jayson Smith)
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    (Duck Creek, UT) - The Shingle Mill canyon wildfire has been declared 100-percent contained as of 6:00PM (MDT)Tuesday with 8,061-acres burned on Dixie National Forest lands. Rehabilitation work is underway on the fire area. The fire was started Sunday, July 1st, 2012 about 3:38 PM by a defective ATV arrestor in dry vegetation about 6-miles south of Duck Creek, Utah. The incident remains under investigation. A cost estimate of the firefighting effort has not been provided.

    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    Remaining evacuations were rescinded as of 8:00 AM Tuesday morning except for Stout Canyon Road which remains closed at the north boundary of the Heaton Ranch and the Dixie National Forest through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.
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    Renee Owens
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    July 02, 2012
    if you are on facebook go to Kane County Emergency Services page for tweeted updates approz ever 30 min.
    Renee Owens
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    July 02, 2012
    approx. every 30 min (sorry for typo's)
    Betty Ravendo
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    July 02, 2012
    Please keep us advised of threat to Strawberry Valley and Zion View Estates....@ bravendo@cox.net
    jsthultz
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    July 03, 2012
    Up in Duck Creek last night. Power is still out to the mountain but does not seem to be headed toward the point or Duck Creek. Also fire seems a lot farther than 6 miles. Any furthur info will update.

    anonymous
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    July 03, 2012
    It seems more than six mile because I believe its measured it Air miles.
    charles osgood
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    July 02, 2012
    Please keep me informed by email to ...spicharles@hot mail.com...Thanks!
    Betty Ravendo
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    July 02, 2012
    Go to UtahFireInfo tweet page for udated info....
    EricF
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    July 02, 2012
    Please keep us informed. Thank you.
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