Agencies reopen public lands in vicinity of Jacob City Fire

SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management West Desert District, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands and Tooele County have reopened public lands in the vicinity of the Jacob City Fire following 100% containment of the fire. Fire crews will patrol and monitor the area over the next couple of days and the public is advised to use caution when visiting reopened public lands.

Public entry and recreation are permitted near the Jacob City Fire, including: East of Copper Street and Gravel Site Road; East of Watercrossing Road and Queen of Hills Road; North of Ophir Canyon Road, and West of Serviceberry Canyon Road, South Fork Soldier Canyon Road, North Fork Soldier Canyon Road, and Water Fork Canyon Road; south of Southport Gulch; and Right Hand Fork of Settlement Canyon, all in Tooele County, Utah.

Visitors to the fire area are advised to use caution as hazards may exist, such as fire-weakened trees. Off-highway vehicles should stay on designated routes and stay off the burn area to allow for regeneration of plant species. Additionally, Tooele County asks visitors to avoid the head of Soldier Canyon due to ongoing monitoring and work on the Stockton water system.

All other fire restrictions remain in effect, including stage 1 fire restrictions on all unincorporated county, state and federal lands within Tooele County. Agency-specific fire restrictions are available on www.utahfireinfo.gov.

A very hot July in the West Desert has increased the potential for wildfire. The public is reminded to use caution and be prepared to prevent wildfires when visiting public lands. Agency fire officials recommend keeping water, a shovel and a fire extinguisher handy during the summer months.

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Organization

Bureau of Land Management

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Salt Lake Field Office

Contacts

Name:
Hannah Lenkowski, BLM
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Kelly Wickens, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
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Brittany Lopez, Tooele County
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