Wildfire Fact Sheet - Lime Fire, July 13, 2021

Summary: At 8:22pm on July 12, 2021, the Color Country Interagency Communication Center received a report of a wildland fire start. Local resources are on scene and aerial resources have been requested. Smoke can be seen from St. George, Utah.
Start Date: July 12, 2021
Location: “Lime Fire” located at mile marker 25, Virgin River Gorge
Jurisdiction: Arizona Strip District, Bureau of Land Management
Fire Size: Estimated at 3,000 acres. (Mapping scheduled)
Cause: Under investigation
Closures: None planned. Fire fighters will be working from both the north and south bound lanes to manage the fire. Fire managers ask the public’s assistance to aid in the safety of firefighters by being aware of resources and personnel and driving cautiously in the vicinity of mm25 on Interstate 15.
Fuels: Grass, brush
Structures: None
Containment: 0|
Fire Crews/Resources: Local resources on scene include 4 Type 3 Engines, 4 Type 6 Engines, 2 Type 2 Initial Attack Crews, 1 Type 1 Crew, 3 Water Tenders. Aerial resources have been requested. Engines from federal agencies include BLM Arizona and BLM Utah, BIA, USFS, and cooperator engines from Beaver Dam, Arizona.
Conditions: Gusty and erratic afternoon and evening winds July 12 created issues with containment. The fire burned actively through the night and picked up intensity in the early morning. Both sides of I-15 have burned. Resources are going direct utilizing aerial resources with retardant and hand crews today.

Color Country Interagency Fire Management is an organization of fire management officials in southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona (the Arizona Strip) who promote safe and effective fire management through interagency cooperation. Since many wildfires and prescribed fires are of a multi-jurisdictional nature, interagency cooperation provides an ideal background for cohesive ecological, social, political, and economic considerations for land management. For more information concerning fire management in Color Country visit www.utahfireinfo.gov or contact any of the following agencies:

Bureau of Land Management (Cedar City)                                          435-865-3000
Bureau of Land Management (St. George)                                          435-688-3200
Dixie National Forest                                                                              435-865-3700
National Park Service (Zion National Park)                                         435-772-3256
Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (Cedar City)             435-586-4408
Bureau of Indian Affairs (St. George)                                                   435-674-9720

Get the latest regional fire updates on social media at the following pages:

Utah fire updates on Twitter https://twitter.com/UtahWildfire

Arizona fire updates on Twitter https://twitter.com/BLMAZFire

National wildfire listings go to: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov

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