Saturday, July 8, 2017

Forest Fire by Bryce Canyon National Park

On June 17th 2017 a person decided to burn weeds around his Mountain Property North West from Brian Head Ski Resort.   With warning not to he was using a propane torch or weed burner to clean up his yard by burning the weeds and other debris that surrounded his Mountain Home and in doing so the wind caught the flames and started making the fire go out of control. Next thing the flames are burning the old undergrowth and with the wind feeding oxygen to the fire made it even more hungrier to spread and burn everything in its path.  With a careless act and not heeding warnings of fire danger, we are dealing with one of the Countries worst Forest Fires at this moment.  We have been experiencing record breaking weather in the South Western part of the United States and in Utah we have been hitting the upper double to triple digits we normally see in late July through August.
The Brian Head Forest Fire is located approximately 60 miles due West from Bryce Canyon National Park, 30 miles South of Panguitch.  The areas that have been evacuated in the past few days are "Brian Head Ski Resort", "Panguitch Lake","Mammoth Creek" and all cabins, campgrounds and anyone who is in the area.  They have shut down Highway 143/148 and Highway 14 which are located up on "Cedar Mountain" I have posted a link for more detailed information.
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5253/ (Cut and Paste to view in your browser)
Bryce Canyon National Park is still "OPEN" and Zion National Park remains "OPEN" with no warning or any threat from the Brian Head fire.  Highway 89 remains "OPEN" and Interstate 15 has no threats to the West.  Update as of 7/8/2017 the Brian Head Fire has been 75% contained with 1300 Fire Crews, EMS, Officers and other personnel helping with the uncontrolled fire situation.  With the News Media and all the Media attention on our area it has really hurt us in the tourism market.  Most of us in the Hospitality Market and other Tourism related fields has seen decrease in sales and this may not sound harmful to outsiders but we thrive with Tourism in the Summer season to be able to get through during our off peak season in the Winter.  We are very glad to see that the effort of our Firemen and other related personnel has done a wonderful job keeping our area safe and controlling the situation at hand. Thank you again for all my readers out there and keep coming back for more News and Information .


Forest Fire by Bryce Canyon National Park

On June 17th 2017 a person decided to burn weeds around his Mountain Property North West from Brian Head Ski Resort.   With warning not to h...