Crews near containment on Pine Hollow Fire near Utah-Arizona border

Wildfires 2020

UPDATE: 08/06/20: Fire officials report the Pine Hollow Fire is 98% contained Thursday morning.

They say the remaining suppression work is to extinguish as many hot spots as they can and secure the fire line. The fire size remains at 11,405 acres.


UPDATE: 08/05/20: According to fire crews the Pine Hollow Fire is nearing containment despite continued hot, dry, and windy conditions.

Crews report the fire and has burned an estimated 11, 405 acres and is 89% contained with a goal to reach 100% after Wednesday.


UPDATE: 08/04/20: Crews continue to gain containment on the Pine Hollow Fire. The fire’s estimated acreage remains at 11,337. Fire officials report it is 58% contained. Fire management will start to downsize fire personnel assigned to the fire.


UPDATE (8/3/2020) – According to fire personnel, crews continue to gain ground on the Pine Hollow Fire. The fire has burned over 11,373 acres and is 38% contained.

Temporary fire closure immediately in effect near Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness.

UPDATE (8/2/2020): Fire activity on the Pine Hollow Fire east of Kanab, UT, was minimal on Saturday, August 1.

The fire is 15% contained.

Formal closure orders go into effect Sunday morning.

Acres: 11,275 Containment: 15% Personnel Assigned: 312


UPDATE (8/1/2020): Due to extreme fire conditions and fire suppression activity currently in the area of the Pine Hollow Fire the BLM Arizona Strip and Paria River Districts issued official temporary fire closure orders for public lands located approximately 20 miles east of Kanab, Utah. These areas will be temporarily closed until rescinded.  Please see the attached press release and closures for details.

The Paria River District (BLM) will immediately close selected public lands to public access in Kane County, UT. The closure will be in effect August 2, 2020 beginning at 8 a.m. until rescinded:

  • North of UT/AZ state line
  • All BLM public lands east of Johnson Wash
  • All BLM public lands west of BLM Road 700/1065 (House Rock Valley Road)
  • The junction of Highway 89 and BLM Road 700/1065 (House Rock Valley Road) south to the UT/AZ state line

The Arizona Strip District (BLM) will immediately close selected public lands to public access in Coconino County, AZ. The closure will be in effect August 1, 2020 until rescinded:

  • South of UT/AZ state line
  • BLM Road 1026 to Hwy 89A
  • BLM Road 1024 to BLM Road 1025 (Winter Road)
  • BLM Road 1025 (Winter Road) from BLM Road 1026 East to BLM Road 700/1065 (House Rock Valley Road)
  • BLM Road 700/1065 (House Rock Valley) Stateline south to BLM Road 1079 (Lone Tree Rd)
  • Stateline Campground
  • North of Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District
  • Arizona Scenic Trail from the Stateline campground south to the Kaibab Forest Boundary

See the official orders for a list of persons exempt from the closure areas.

Maps of the closure area(s) may be obtained from the Pine Hollow Fire ICP, located at the Kanab High School, Kanab, Utah, or online at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6899/

Recreation Permits: Due to the extreme danger of the Pine Hollow Fire and in the interest of public safety, the walk-in lottery for Coyote Buttes North/the Wave has temporarily been suspended.

For more information on the walk-in permit process during the incident call: 435-644-1300.

Visitors who have questions for permits previously obtained online may email: moreilly@blm.gov.

Utah Fire Info@UtahWildfire

#PineHollowFire [20 mi E of Kanab, UT] Update: 11,168 ac, 15% contained. Temp fire closure in effect. Closures: BLM 1065 (House Rock Valley Road) from UT-Hwy 89 south into AZ to BLM 1079. Add’l closures listed here: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6899/ #BLMRC

UPDATE: 8/1 11:00 A.M. The Pine Hollow fire continues to burn 20 miles east of Kanab and is at 0% containment. So far it’s burned over 11,000 acres and several structures are threatened, including 1 house and 4 outbuildings. Closures remain for House Rock Valley Road from Hwy 89 to Hwy 89-A as well as Stateline Campground which is closed to the public.

KANAB, Utah (ABC4 News) – Utah firefighters have joined in the battle against a fire along the Utah-Arizona border.

The Pine Hollow Fire started on July 29 after a lightning storm went through the area. State fire officials said the fire over 8,200 acres and burning 20 miles east of Kanab near Highway 89.

BLM Law Enforcement evacuated Stateline Campground as firefighters protected the site.Fire managers are asking the public to avoid travel on House Rock Valley Road in the area.

Photo: Utah Fire Info

Another fire burning in Utah is impacting campers. The Upper Provo Fire is burning near Mirror Lake Highway in Summit County. Fire officials asked hikers and campers to leave to the area to allow fire suppression equipment and crews access to the fire.

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