(EUREKA, Utah) - (FULL CONTAINMENT EXPECTED BY THE END OF TODAY, AUGUST 20th) - Firefighters made good progress with limited resources on August 16, establishing 5% containment. The 222 fire is located 15 miles south west of Eureka, Utah in Juab County and began Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 12:47 p.m. The fire was started by lightning, and is burning approxiamtely 1609 acres. No closures or evacuations are in effect, no known structures are threatened, and no injuries have been reported.
Currently on site are 6 Fire Engines, 2 Watertenders, 2 Dozers, and Various Overhead. Approximately 36 personnel are currently assigned to the fire. Transitioned to a Type III Team at 0600.
Additional Concerns: Archery hunting season opens tomorrow and hunters are advised to hunt west of Cherry Creek Road even though there are no closures in the area.