The Neck fire started by lightning on September 5, 2019 in the Neck of the Desert area of the Color Country District BLM district, approximately 25 miles NNW of Cedar City. The fire is burning in heavy grass and brush and some pinyon and juniper. Dry conditions and high winds coupled with thunderstorm activity caused the fire to burn over 10,000 acres in the first 48 hours. Great Basin Type II team 7 took over management of the fire at 0600 on September 8, 2019.
The fire consumed 19,151 acres and is 100% contained at this point. A local Type-4 team has assumed command of the remaining repair suppression work.
For more information call the Color Country BLM office at (435) 865-3000.
Date of Origin:
Thursday September 05th, 2019 approx. 05:00 PM
25 miles North of Cedar City, UT
Jeff Knudson, GB IMT 7
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday September 11th, 2019 approx. 08:00 PM
Tall Grass, Sagebrush, Chaparral.
The fire had no additional growth today. Smoldering and creeping in the interior.
The fire has been 100% contained and mop-up has been completed. Incident resources will continue to monitor the fire for interior hot spots and put finishing touches on suppression repair.
Projected Incident Activity:
No growth potential
Transfer of Command back to the local unit, Color Country BLM, will occur on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 0700 MST
The weather will remain warm with low humidity levels and fairly light winds Saturday. On Sunday, a storm system will start approaching the region, bringing very strong winds both Monday and Tuesday along with cooler temperatures, higher humidity and a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Neck Fire Information
Fire Unit Information
Cedar City Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
176 East D.L. Sargent Drive
Cedar City, UT 84721