BLM Arizona Strip District, Arizona
For Immediate Release: May 18, 2020
Contact: Rachel Carnahan, Public Affairs Officer
Phone: 435-688-3303 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildfire Fact Sheet- Basin Fire
Update: On May 18, 2020 fire managers reported the Basin Fire was 92% contained. A Type 4 IC and one BLM engine remain on the fire to continue to mop-up and working on suppression repairs.
Start Date: Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m.
Location: 21 Miles south east of Littlefield, Arizona/33 miles south of St. George, Utah
Jurisdiction: Arizona Strip Field Office, Bureau of Land Management
Fire Size: Approximately 38,804 acres
Closures: No closures at this time
Fuels: Grass, brush, pinyon juniper
Structures: No structures threatened
Fire Crews/Resources: Resources on the fire include 1 type 6 engine
Safety: To keep firefighters and communities healthy and safe, all firefighters are asked to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the spread of illness.
Reducing wildfire risk through fuels management remains as an essential Department of the Interior activity. In addressing priority work, agencies are taking steps to limit the risks from COVID-19 to ensure the health and safety of firefighters. They are also taking action through established frameworks for consideration of impacts from prescribed fire, including the potential impact of smoke from prescribed fires on those who have contracted COVID-19 or who may be at risk.
For more information on the Basin Fire please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov. Updates will also be provided via Twitter at https://twitter.com/BLMAZFire.