Draper, Utah, August 4, 2016 8:05p.m. –
Jacob’s Ladder Fire, Salt Lake Ranger District, near the Ghost Falls Trailhead in Salt Lake County, approximately 1.5 miles east of the LDS Draper Temple, Utah is currently approximately 2 acres in size. The fire was reported initially to the Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) on August 3, 2016 at approximately 7:15p.m.Unified Fire Authority (UFA) of Salt Lake County and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the scene for initial attack efforts. The fire is currently 15% contained.
Crews continue to secure hand lines around the perimeter of the fire area. The fire is not threatening any structures. There are no evacuations in place. A “unified command” between the Unified Fire Authority and the United States Forest Service continues to manage the fire.
Fire personnel from the Northern Utah Fire Interagency Center and Unified Fire Authority continue full suppression efforts to:
· Ensure firefighter and public safety as their number one priority
· Contain the fire to its current size and location
· Eliminate hot spots within the fire containment area
Fire investigators have determined the cause of the Jacob’s Ladder Fire was human caused involving motorized equipment in an area that is closed to all motorized vehicles. If any members of the public have any additional information regarding the early stages of this fire or observed anything, they are encouraged to contact U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement at (801) 733-2668. Everyone is reminded to operate motorized vehicles only on designated routes.
Additional Information: The Upper Corner Canyon Road is currently closed to the public for all uses, to include bicycling, pedestrians, and motorized vehicles for firefighter safety and the safety of the public. Please do not operate Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) in the fire area of operation for the safety of fire personnel on the ground and in the air.