TUESDAY 6/1/2021 7:58 a.m.
JUAB COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – The Goat Springs Fire in Juab County is now 95% contained, fire officials say.
The fire, believed to be human-caused, has burned over 440 acres in Juab County since it began burning Friday. It started on the Simpson Mountain Range and spread quickly amid gusty winds and steep, rugged terrain.
Utah Fire Info reports mop up and rehab work witll continue through the week as local units resume command. Smoke may still be visible within the surrounding area.
On Memorial Day, crews in Wasatch County battled a fire that started after a control burn got out of hand and spread quickly across about 21 acres.
Goat Springs Fire 50% contained, rehabbing efforts begin
MONDAY 5/31/2021 9:27 a.m.
JUAB COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A wildfire, believed to be human-caused, is now 50% contained.
The Goat Springs Fire, which has burned over 440 acres in Juab County, has been burning since Friday. It started on the Simpson Mountain Range and spread quickly amid gusty winds and steep, rugged terrain.
Heavy air tankers and multiple agencies were called in to battle the blaze.
On Sunday, Utah Wildfire Info officials reported the fire was 20% contained.
As of Monday morning, the Goat Springs Fire is now 50% contained.
“With the help from air resources, crews were able to extinguish hot spots [and] finished line around the fire perimeter on the Goat Springs Fire,” Utah Wildfire Info reports. “Today, crews will continue with mopping up [and] begin rehabbing efforts.”
On Saturday, crews responded to a wildfire near the Dixie National Forest after a UTV caught fire and spread into the surrounding wildland. Crews have not yet provided an update on this fire.
Goat Springs Fire 20% contained
SUNDAY 05/30/21 4:00 p.m.
JUAB COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Utah firefighters give an update on the Goat Spring Fire, Sunday.
According to Utah Wildfire, with the support of more accurate mapping, it has been discovered that the #GoatSpringsFire has burned 444 acres and is about 20% contained.
Officials say as of May 30, crews will continue to improve lines to prevent fire spread.
Original story: Crews battle Goat Springs Fire
FRIDAY 05/28/21 9:31 a.m.
JUAB COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Flames rage as crews battle the Goat Spring Fire near Juab County, Saturday.
According to Utah Wildfire, the flames known as Goats Spring Fire was ignited on May 28.
Officials say the Goats Spring Fire is located on the Simpson Mountain Range west of Eureka in Juab County. On Friday, fire authorities say the flames were estimated between 50-100 acres. Since the start of the inferno, firefighters say two structures have been lost.
Utah Wildfire tells ABC4 the flames are now estimated to between 300-400 acres and is believed to be human-caused.
According to officials fire activity has increased due to gusty winds and steep and rugged terrain.
“Heavy air tankers and SEATs along with several local and federal resources are currently working the fire,” fire authorities share.
ABC4 will update as the story develops.