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Little Twist wildfire, southeast of Beaver, is now 1,000 acres in size

Jun 15, 2024, 4:50 PM | Updated: Jun 16, 2024, 3:03 pm

The Little Twist wildfire grew to 1,000 acres on Saturday, June 15, 2024,  according to a news rele...

The Little Twist wildfire grew to 1,000 acres on Saturday, June 15, 2024, according to a news release from the Central Utah Fire Interagency. (Utah Fire Info)

(Utah Fire Info)

BEAVER The Little Twist wildfire grew to 1,000 acres on Saturday, according to a news release from the Central Utah Fire Interagency.

The fire, which started earlier this week as a controlled burn, is located four miles southeast of Beaver, and is 0% contained.

The Central Utah Type 3 Incident Management Team took command of the fire on Saturday at 6 a.m.

On Friday, the fire was listed at 857 acres, and was being fought by hotshots, local engines and air resources, according to a social media post by Utah Fire Info.

The release also states that the fire was “very active” on Friday afternoon and evening.

“Fire behavior is expected to remain similar, with gusty winds expected through the weekend,” the release stated.

For the remainder of the weekend, smoke will remain visible from Interstate 15, Interstate 70 and the surrounding communities.

The Little Twist wildfire grew to 1,000 acres on Saturday, June 15, 2024, according to a news release from the Central Utah Fire Interagency. (Utah Fire Info)

The release stated fire crews spent Saturday looking for “areas to safely implement direct and/or indirect fire line utilizing natural barriers and favorable fuel types which provide the greatest opportunity to work towards successful containment of the fire both safely and effectively.”

The release stated Little Reservoir, Tushar Lakeside and Kents Lake Campgrounds remain open to the public for camping and day use.

(Utah Fire Info)

The release states the fire is located in steep, rugged terrain, with 170 people assigned to the fire.

 

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Little Twist wildfire, southeast of Beaver, is now 1,000 acres in size