Longhollow Fire

The Longhollow Fire in Spanish Fork, reported the evening of July 3, 2019, was reported to be 60% contained on July 4, 2019. Officials expect it to be fully contained either July 5 or 6. 

The Long Hollow Fire in Spanish Fork Canyon was 60% contained Friday, compared to 20% contained Thursday night, according to information shared by the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire also did not grow, remaining at 70 acres. Suzi Tenhagen with the U.S. Forest Service said they expect to have the fire fully contained Friday or Saturday.

“Everything’s going according to plan,” she said.

If firefighters have to deal with gusting winds, that could change things, but Tenhagen said they’re still feeling confident and will likely be releasing some of the crews and personnel that have been fighting the fire later Friday. At least one helicopter of the two that were assisting has been released as of Friday afternoon.

Responders are working to create a “safe space” around the fire, Tenhagen said, to prevent it from growing, and an engine on the ground is working to spray “hot spots” and other potential flare-up zones.

The fire ignited Wednesday evening on the north side of U.S. Highway 6 near Covered Bridge. Tenhagen said the fire is human-caused, but it’s still under investigation.

Carley Porter covers northern Utah County and business for the Daily Herald. She can be reached at cporter@heraldextra.com.

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