Oak Grove Campground evacuated due to new wildfire in Washington Co.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — Crews are responding to a new wildfire that broke out near the Oak Grove Campground in Washington County.
State fire officials said the Oak Grove Fire has burned an estimated 200 acres, as of 6:33 p.m. Sunday.
The #OakGroveFire is now estimated at 200 acres. The fire was caused by an unattended campfire.
This is an important reminder that despite recent rains, fire potential still exists. Always drown, stir, feel, & repeat until your campfire is cold to the touch. #FireSense #ffslkw pic.twitter.com/nd5olnTTuf
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) August 30, 2021
“A Type 3 IMT (Incident Management Team) has been ordered to manage the incident due to increased complexity,” read a tweet from the Utah Fire Info.
Four crews, seven smoke jumpers and a Type 3 helicopter are currently responding.
Fire officials said the Oak Grove Campground was evacuated due to the blaze, adding that the flames could be seen from Interstate 15.
New Start: 5 engines & 1 water tender are suppressing the #OakGroveFire located in Washington Co. near the Oak Grove Campground, it is visible from I-15. It is estimated at 1 acre. Oak Grove Campground has successfully been evacuated. The cause is under investigation. #ffslkw pic.twitter.com/I6Z0DHDA8V
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) August 29, 2021
The fire was determined to be caused by an unattended campfire.
“This is an important reminder that despite recent rains, fire potential still exists. Always drown, stir, feel, & repeat until your campfire is cold to the touch,” read another tweet from Utah Fire Info.
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