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Incident #: BRANDON Fire Start: 5 months ago Location: 11.2 miles NNE of Indianola, UT Acres: 31,661 Agency: Moab Interagency Fire Center (UT-MFC) Resources: MLF-8333; P4 L2QV (0410); Dispatch Notes: 31661
Fire Growth Potential
Updated: 6 days ago — Coal Hollow Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team assembled Aug. 29 and began its assessment of the Coal Hollow Fire burn scar. It is under the direction of Mike Natharius, a soil scientist. The team will perform a burned area survey to determine if emergency treatments are warranted. They are looking at natural and cultural resource damage and potential for damage from the first damaging post-fire rain event. BAER team surveys are rapid assessments of the burned area that evaluate the burned watersheds and determine the potential for increased post-fire flooding, sediment flows, and rock slides that may have unacceptable risk to life, property, natural or cultural resources.The Forest Service program is aimed at managing imminent unacceptable risks to human life and safety, property, or critical natural and cultural resources due to potential damaging events generated or exacerbated by wildfire. They will also assess the potential for spread of noxious weeds and public safety...