Lightning-caused Cow Hollow Fire in Ashley National Forest near Fruitland, Utah, spreads to 375 acres; fire in steep canyon is burning in heavy timber with spruce and Douglas fir, says US Forest Service

FRUITLAND, Utah , June 15, 2014 (press release) – The lightning caused Cow Hollow Fire was reported in the afternoon of Friday June 13th about nine miles south of Fruitland, Utah in Cow Hollow on the Duchesne-Roosevelt Ranger District of the Ashley National Forest.

The fire is approximately 375 acres in size and five percent contained burning in heavy timber with spruce and douglas fir, in a steep canyon accessible only by foot.

There are currently 167 firefighters assigned to the fire consisting of three engines, 2 Type 1 handcrews, 3 Type 2 Initial Attack hand crews, two Wildland Fire Modules of 10 firefighters each, and three helicopters assigned to the fire. Air tankers are used on an on call basis. There were no air tanker sorties over the fire on Saturday.

Firefighters will continue to improve foot access to the fire and cut direct line on the west flank of the fire and conduct burn-out operations on the east flank of the fire today.

There are currently no structures threatened and no closures for the Cow Hollow fire. 

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