Lonely Fire


Incident #: BRPUT-743
Fire Start: 7 months ago
Location: 10.5 miles SSW of Bryce Canyon, UT
Acres: 872
Agency: Color Country Interagency Fire Center (UT-CDC)
Dispatch Notes: Cause: naturalsturctures threatened: no | Contain: 10/06/18 1850 control: 10/14/18 1100 out: 11/19/18 1130

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 1 day, 12 hours ago — 10/05/18 UPDATE: Due to the scattered, soaking rain showers the area has received throughout the week, the Riggs and Lonely fires have experienced no growth since Monday. The possibility of additional rain and snow showers and high relative humidities in the short-term forecast will continue to thwart any fire growth and smoke production. Fire behavior was observed as minimal with some smoldering and creeping. There have been no injuries to firefighters or public reported at this time which achieves our first and highest goal in wildfire management.Smoke was very light over the last two days and will likely remain that way going forward. Communities in the area will not experience any visible smoke, but may smell smoke periodically. All visitor facilities, services, and businesses in surrounding communities are not impacted by the fire and remain open.The Riggs fire and the Lonely Fire are on lands administered by the Dixie National Forest, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Kanab Field...


Incident Contact
Tom Engberg
Phone: 435-834-5322
Fire Unit Information
Dixie National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1789 N Wedgewood Ln.
Cedar City, UT 84721

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Saturday August 25th, 2018 approx. 03:00 PM
11 miles southwest of Cannonville, UT
Incident Commander
Brian Johnson
37.466 latitude, -112.213 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
2,258 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Monday October 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Brush (2'), timber (litter, grass & understory), light logging slash, chaparral (6')
Significant Events
Fire Behavior: minimal, smoldering


Planned Actions
Continue to monitor
Projected Incident Activity
No expected growth/movement
Riggs Fire 10/06/2018 as of 8:30 pm:

NPS: 702 acres
USFS: 558 acres
BLM: 126 acres

Total Acres: 1,386 - 100% contained

Lonely Fire 10/06/2018 as of 8:30 pm

NPS: 446 acres
USFS: 419 acres
BLM: 7 acres

Total Acres 872 - 100% contained