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Wednesday Update on the Pine Hollow Fire

Wednesday Update on the Pine Hollow Fire
August 05
08:21 2020

Pine Hollow Fire Facts


For Immediate Release                                  


Wednesday August 5, 2020


House Rock Valley Rd. CLOSED click to enlarge

The Pine Hollow Fire is nearing containment despite continued hot, dry, and windy conditions. Crews report 89% containment of this fire, with a goal to reach 100% after today or tomorrow’s shift. The remaining uncontained edge of the fire is in the southwest part of the incident and crews will use direct attack tactics and aerial resources today to extinguish as many hot spots as they can and secure

the fire line.

In other portions of the burn area, crews began repair work in areas impacted by suppression activities. This includes covering bare ground that was recently exposed by dozers as they created fire line, and improving road conditions (particularly Winter Road) that deteriorated by the high volume of heavy machinery in the area.

Because of the decreased activity of the fire, resources continue to de-mobilize and return to their home units or be assigned to other fires.

Closure Order:

A temporary emergency public land area closure went into effect August 2, 2020 at 8:00 am. Please do not go into the closure area for your safety as well as firefighting resources.


  • North of UT/AZ state line:
  • All BLM public lands east of Johnson Wash
  • All BLM public lands west of BLM Road 700/1065 (House Rock Valley Road)
  • The junction of Highway 89 and BLM Road 700/1065 (House Rock Valley Road) south to the UT/AZ state line
  • South of UT/AZ state line: 
    • BLM Road 1026 to Hwy 89A
    • BLM Road 1024 to BLM Road 1025 (Winter Road)
    • BLM Road 1025 (Winter Road) from BLM Road 1026 East to BLM Road 1065
    • BLM Road 1065 (House Rock Valley) Stateline south to BLM Road 1079 (Lone Tree Rd)
    • Stateline Campground
  • North of Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District: 
    • Arizona Scenic Trail from the Stateline Campground south to the Kaibab Forest Boundary

Fire Size/Containment: 11,405 acres and 89% contained

Location: 20 miles east of Kanab

Ownership: BLM Arizona Strip and Paria River Districts

Fire Behavior: Smoldering, Creeping

Cause: Natural, lightning

Structures Threatened: 1 House and 4 Outbuildings



  • BLM 1065 (House Rock Valley Road) closed from UT-Hwy 89 south into AZ to BLM 1079 (the Lone Tree Road) including closures to Wire Pass TH and Stateline Campground.
  • Additional closures including Winter Road and East of Johnson Wash listed here:
  • Temporary fire closure immediately in effect near Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness.
  • In interest of public safety, the walk-in lottery for Coyote Buttes North/the Wave has temporarily been suspended to support #PineHollowFire suppression activities.
  • Access from AZ-Hwy 89A to Coyote Buttes South and White Pocket remains open.


Fuels/Terrain: Grass, brush, Pinyon-Juniper woodland

Resources Assigned: 4 crews, 3 helicopters, 5 engines, 1 dozer, 12 water tenders, and 3 masticators.

Injuries: 2

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Twitter: @UtahWildfire


Wednesday Update on the Pine Hollow Fire - overview

Summary: Pine Hollow Fire; Things are Improving


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