Start Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Located three miles south east of Minersville, in Beaver County, Utah.
Jurisdiction: Bureau of Land Management, Color Country District and possibly Utah State Lands.
Fire Size: Estimated 75 acres and growing. (Note: one acre is equivalent to one football field).
Fire Behavior: Torching, running, and spotting fire behavior is observed.
Closures: Maple Springs Road is closed to the general public.
Structures: One cabin is currently threatened.
Percent Contained: 0%
Fuels: Pinyon and Juniper, Cheatgrass and Brush.
Fire Crews/Resources: 2 Fire Engines, 2 Water Tenders, 2 Hand Crews, 1 Air Attack Platform, 3 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATS), and Various Overhead. Approximately 40 personnel are currently assigned to the fire. Additional resources are being dispatched.
Evacuations: No evacuations are currently in effect.
Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
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