Meadow Creek fire threatening irrigation water used for crops in Millard County

Meadow Creek fire threatening irrigation water used for crops in Millard County


EMILY GOOD EVENING WE BEGIN TONIGHT IN CENTRAL UTAH WHERE A FIRE IS RAGING… THREATENING AN ENTIRE TOWN’S WATER SOURCE. THE MEADOW CREEK FIRE EXPLODED TODAY REACHING MORE THAN 4 THOUSAND ACRES IN MILLARD COUNTY… THE FLAMES RACING THROUGH THE DRY GRASS AND SHRUBBERY IN THE AREA. THAT FIRE TONIGHT INCHING CLOSER TO A VITAL SOURCE OF WATER. ABC4’S BRITTANY JOHNSON JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SCENE? BRITTANY WHATS THE RISK IF THE FIRE REACHES THE TOWN’S WATER RESERVES? [A10]boxes-boxes BRITTANY This fire is moving fast. Burning in steep, rocky terrain where mixed vegetation is fueling the blaze. Looking behind me you see some of the flames on the mountainside. The fire continues to burn upslope, threatening the Meadow Creek drainage system. The moon, sitting high above the Meadow Creek Fire. Actively burning in Millard County. The blaze standing still at 4,154 acres and 20 percent containment. The fire didn’t grow within the perimeter. They just secured the western and northwest lines of the fire. Tomorrow’s activities are to do the same. Burning in steep, rocky terrain — there’s mixed vegetation fueling the blaze. Caused by a lightning strike yesterday morning — It ignited on dry grass on private property, and spread quickly to BLM land and National Forest Land. Anything that’s in the grass fuel type is usually a quick consumption. When it gets into those other fuel types they have a longer duration of burn. With the fire taking a run at irrigation water used for crops. They are evaluating just the effects in that area. More than 200 firefighters have been called in to battle the blaze in the air and on the ground – making the transition from a type 3 to a type 2 team. It just means that this fire has complexities to it. That can be locations to towns, structures and watersheds.there’s just a rating system associated with that. BRITTANY That type 2 team is expected to move in tomorrow morning. Right now, there are no evacuations. No structures have been threatened. But, a temporary closure is in effect from Sand Rock Ridge road south to Meadow Creek. Live in Millard

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