Photo illustrates the importance of “Defensible Space” when living in the Wildland Urban Interface. Vegetation treatments were conducted by BLM and Forestry, Fire and State Lands which made a big difference in the overall outcome of limiting the New Harmony fire’s path of travel. Defensible space on private property and vegetation treatments on State and BLM land were a great combination here! (USF photo/Nickolas D. Howell)
Nightfall at the New Harmony wildfire which has burned over 2000-acres, destroyed eight structures and forced the evacuation of the Bumblebee Subdivision. (KCSG photo/Troy Hoskins
Human caused New Harmony wildfire. (KSL photo/Kayeleen Hamblin)
(New Harmony, UT) - The New Harmony Wildfire was declared 100--percent contained at 7:00PM Saturday. Ybright’s Color Country Type III Team transferred command to a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Type IV Incident Commander
The announcement by Color Country Fire Public Information Officer Nick Howell said the remaining crews will continue to mop-up and monitor the 1826-acre burn site for additional hot spots.
The fire which started from a water pump malfunction on private land in New Harmony about 1:50PM Wednesdy spread rapidly destroying seven structures (homes/trailers), 22 out buildings (garages/sheds), and numerous vehicles.
One firefighter was injured with first and second degree burns Wednesday. He was taken to a local hospital, treated and released. No other injuries were reported.
Howell said good “Defensible Space” on private land in conjunction with vegetation treatments on State and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land along with effective firefighting efforts greatly contributed to many homes being saved.