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Google Earth View of Levan Fire, Utah

Blog Post created by rwarnick@blm.gov_BLM_EGIS on Aug 14, 2014

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Levan Fire (Utah) polygon Google Earth view, looking south.  The fire burned from west to east.  Google Earth's imagery has snow, which obviously wasn't there in July.

 

On July 24, 2014 at about 4 p.m. the Levan Fire ignited on the east side of Highway 28.  Driven by west winds, within hours the fire spread onto the Sanpitch Division of the Manti-La Sal National Forest and burned approximately 2500 acres.

 

The next day another 1700 acres burned, as the fire front moved east to the high ground overlooking Chicken Creek.  Then rainy weather moved in and both helped and hindered firefighting efforts.  Rain caused a landslide to dump boulders on the Chicken Creek Road east of the campground.

 

Planes (including a DC-10 and C-130) made fire-retardant drops on the first two days of the fire.  By July 28th, 20 hand crews, 10 engines, and 8 helicopters were assigned to the Levan Fire.  The cost to control this wildfire was nearly $3.5 million.

 

The final fire perimeter was approximately 4,343 acres.

 

Inciweb Levan Fire (News releases, photos and some maps)

National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) FTP site (GIS and Infrared data and maps prepared by the Great Basin Incident Command Team 3)

Twitter (Photos, maps and commentary)

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