Fire Crews Continue Working on the Roc Fire

Moab, Utah, July 1, 2020 – Fire crews are making significant progress on the Roc Fire near Buckeye Reservoir. The fire has seen no growth since Sunday, despite dry and windy conditions. The fire acreage held at 210 acres, and is 40% contained.

Yesterday fire crews saw cooler temperatures and higher humidity, which helped with fire suppression. A small amount of rain fell on the fire as well. The weather continues to be hot and dry in the forecast.

Engines are working hotspots along the edge of the fire to assure the fireline holds. Handcrews are mopping up the interior of the fire, putting out any areas that continue to smolder. Heat sources are still smoking in large stumps and fallen logs. Aircraft is on site to drop buckets of water as needed by the crews. Very little smoke is visible due to minimal fire activity.

The Manti-La Sal National Forest has placed a closure in the area for public and firefighter safety. Drivers in the area are asked to respect the closure, and exercise caution due to fire activity. The Buckeye Campground will remain closed until July 8, 2020. Fire managers will reevaluate the closures at that time.  The current closures are posted here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/mantilasal/news-events

The fire is located near Buckeye Reservoir, approximately five miles northwest of Paradox, Colorado. It was ignited by lightning on June 26, 2020 and accelerated due to extreme dry conditions and high winds.

As a reminder, current fire restrictions are in place on the Manti-La Sal National Forest for the Moab/Monticello ranger districts. Campfires are limited to metal or concrete structures, constructed by the Forest Service, at developed recreation sites like campgrounds and picnic areas. Stoves with an on/off switch that use liquid fuel are allowed on the Forest.

Roc Fire perimeter holding despite Red Flag warning

Moab, Utah, June 30, 2020- Despite high winds on the Roc Fire the last two days, no growth occurred. The fire acreage held at 210 acres, and is at 20% containment.

Handcrews and engines are working hotspots along the edge of the fire line. The interior continues to burn, with mostly creeping and smoldering fire behavior. Aircraft is on site to drop buckets of water, as needed by the crews. Local communities may see smoke from the fire, but no structures are threatened.

The Manti-La Sal National Forest has placed a closure in the area for public and firefighter safety. Drivers in the area are asked to respect the closure, and exercise caution due to fire activity. The Buckeye Campground will remain closed until July 8, 2020. Fire managers will reevaluate the closures at that time.  The current closures are posted here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/mantilasal/news-events

The fire is located near Buckeye Reservoir, approximately five miles northwest of Paradox, Colorado. It was ignited by lightning on June 26, 2020 and accelerated due to extreme dry conditions and high winds.

There is a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over the fire area to protect pilots. This closure includes drones and other Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

As a reminder, current fire restrictions are in place on the Manti-La Sal National Forest for the Moab/Monticello ranger districts. Campfires are limited to metal or concrete structures, constructed by the Forest Service, at developed recreation sites like campgrounds and picnic areas. Stoves with an on/off switch that use liquid fuel are allowed on the Forest.


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