Wildfire Fact Sheet - Snap Point, July 12, 2021

Summary: On July 10, 2021 the Color Country Interagency Communication Center received a report of a wildland fire start. Local resources are on scene and aerial resources are currently being used. Drifting smoke from wildland fires from neighboring states as well as smoke from the Snap Point fire can be seen in the area.
Start Date: July 10, 2021
Location: 65 miles south of St. George, Utah
Jurisdiction: Arizona Strip District, Bureau of Land Management
Fire Size: Estimated at 9,843 acres
Cause: Lightning
Closures: No closures
Fuels: Grass, brush
Structures: 3 historic cabins (unoccupied), 1 agency communications site threatened
Containment: 80%
Fire Crews/Resources:  Local resources on scene include 2 engines, 1 Hot Shot Crew, 3 Type 2 Initial Attack Crews, 1 Water Tender, 1 Air Attack, 1 Type 2 and 1 Type 3 Helicopter.

For Snap Point Fire updates online and on social media go to: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7647/
https://www.facebook.com/BLMArizona/photos/a.159393274118276/4274447239279505
https://twitter.com/BLMAZFire/status/1414451966579773447

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)                                            435-688-320
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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Organization

Bureau of Land Management

Contacts

Name:
Rachel Carnahan, Public Affairs Specialist
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