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Little Twist wildfire update: 1,000 acres, 0% contained

BEAVER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) — U.S. Forest Service officials released an update on the Little Twist Fire in Beaver County on Saturday.

At about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, officials said the Little Twist fire was zero percent contained and had spread to about 400 acres.

“Yesterday the fire was very active throughout the afternoon and into the evening,” said the US Forest Service for the Fishlake National Forest on social media“Fire behavior is expected to remain similar, with gusty winds expected through the weekend.”

  • A map of the Little Twist Fire and associated closures. (Courtesy: US Forest Service – Fishlake National Forest)
  • A map of the Little Twist Fire and associated closures. (Courtesy: US Forest Service – Fishlake National Forest)

Officials said smoke will be seen from surrounding communities as well as on highways I-15, I-70 and I-89. On Saturday, a firefighting team began fighting the fire around 6 a.m.

Firefighters were looking for ways to contain the fire “using natural barriers and appropriate fuel types,” officials said.

The forest fire occurred about six kilometers southeast of Beaver. 170 firefighters were deployed to fight the fire.

Areas were closed as a result of the fire, but Little Reservoir, Tushar Lakeside and Kents Lake campgrounds remained open to the public for both camping and day use as of Saturday.

A map of the Little Twist Fire and associated closures. (Courtesy: US Forest Service – Fishlake National Forest)
A map of the Little Twist Fire and associated closures. (Courtesy: US Forest Service – Fishlake National Forest)

The closure of the area should be in effect from June 14, 2024, to July 30, 2024, unless lifted. Under the closure, people are prohibited from entering the “described area,” staying on the “described road,” and staying on the “described paths.” The closure areas can be found on the map above.

Current information on road closures in the region can be found at Click here.

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