Containment progress continues on Brian Head Fire

ST. GEORGE Firefighters continue to make significant progress on the canada goose Brian Head Fire, which reached 65 percent containment as of Sunday morning, allowing more residents to return home and more roads to be opened. MST, July 2, 2017 Image courtesy InciWeb, Cedar City News / St. George News Click on image to enlarge

The total area burned has reached 65,377 acres, or approximately 102 square miles, according to an interagency incident information management canada goose outlet uk system update Sunday evening.

Fire managers expect the entire western flank of the fire perimeter to be contained by the end of Sunday. Dozers have been used to create containment lines along the northern flank where the fire canada goose jacket outlet continues to actively burn.

Type 2 Incident Management Team members, who have been fighting the fire since it started June 17, will return to Canada Goose Coats On Sale their home units Sunday in Nevada, Idaho and Utah.

In a news release issued by canada goose outlet toronto factory Color Country canada goose black friday sale Interagency Fire Center, Incident Commander Tim Roide expressed his appreciation on behalf of his team and all those who have been working on the Brian Head Fire canada goose coats for the support the cheap canada goose team has received from the communities affected by the fire.

Smoke is apparent on the horizon from the vantage point of Panguitch Lake, Garfield County, Utah, July 2, 2017 Photo by Scott Young, Cedar City canada goose outlet reviews News / uk canada goose outlet St. George News

State Route 143 was reopened from Parowan to Panguitch Sunday afternoon. Panguitch Lake also opened Sunday to all recreational activities.

Residents of Second Left Hand Canyon have canada goose outlet online been allowed to return to their homes, but both First and Second Left Hand Canyon remain closed to general traffic.

Travelers to these areas should remain on the highway and drive slowly. Drivers should be on the lookout for potential hazards, such as falling rocks and debris, and there will still be fire equipment and utility repair companies working along the roadway.

Communities still under evacuation orders include Bear Valley, Horse Valley, Beaver Dam, Clear Creek, Castle Valley and Blue Springs. Evacuations are evaluated daily.

A firefighter buy canada goose jacket battling the Brian Head Fire cuts a snag, July 2, 2017 Photo canada goose outlet uk sale courtesy InciWeb, Cedar City News / St. George News

The American Red Cross relocated its services from Panguitch High School to Panguitch Lake Sunday evening. The emergency relief shelter at the high school was also removed as residents are allowed to return home. No residents were registered at the shelter.

Over the next few days, Red Cross canada goose outlet jackets volunteers will distribute free clean up kits, masks and other services to the residents in the Panguitch Lake area.

Theclean up kits were donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and contain bleach, masks, gloves, paper towels, garbage bags, cleaning solutions, sponges, brushes and canada goose outlet new york city other cleaning items.

Anyone affected by the Brian Head Fire may contact the Red Cross at itswebsitefor assistance.

Five Mile and Three Mile Roads are closed due to fire activity. The canada goose outlet in usa Dixie National Forest has an area closure on canada goose outlet lands north of state Route 14. Maps of the closure area are posted at InciWeb.

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Fire crews battling the Brian Head Fire cut trees blocking a road, Utah, July 2, 2017 Photo courtesy InciWeb, canada goose coats on sale Cedar City News / St. He loves the Utah outdoors scene and is likely to be found camping or hiking in any one of the state’s epic landscapes on canada goose outlet canada a given weekend. He is equally passionate cheap Canada Goose about writing and was published in various news canada goose outlet store uk media, including The Daily Herald in Utah County, before joining St. George News.

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