Rain Helps Crews Fighting Wildfire In Davis County; Francis Fire At 68% Containment
FRUIT HEIGHTS, Utah – Rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighting efforts at the Francis Fire currently burning in Davis County, officials said.
According to an update from the U.S. Forest Service, Tuesday’s rain slowed fire behavior significantly. Currently, fire activity is limited to internal burning in areas already within the 365-acre perimeter.
Officials said Wednesday the fire is 68% contained and no new growth occurred.
No growth on the #FrancisFire today. Containment reached 68%.
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) September 19, 2019
About 155 personnel were assigned to the incident and officials also reminded the public that closures are in place while crews work at the scene.
“Intrusions into the closed area distracts personnel from fire suppression duties,” according to the update.
The following areas are closed:
- Bair Canyon Trail
- Adams Canyon Trail
- Wasatch Shooters Gun Range
- Bonneville Shoreline Trail from Bair Canyon to Adam’s Canyon