Flatline fire near Jordanelle Reservoir started by humans

May 23, 2022, 4:45 PM
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The Flat Line Fire started in Wasatch County Sunday evening. Photo Credit: Utah Fire Info.

HEBER CITY, Utah — Fire investigators say the Flatline fire burning southwest of Jordanelle Reservoir was caused by humans. Now they’re hoping it is not a sign of things to come.  

Early estimates show the fire has burned around 85 acres.  No structures are threatened. 

 Two crews came in Monday morning to help contain hot spots and the fire-line.  The fire is unusual for the time of year and the area where it burned said Mike Erikkson with the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands.  But he said conditions are there.

 “We’re in a drought,”  Erikkson said. “We did not get the snowpack we were hoping for this winter.  Spring’s kind of been hit or miss,” he said.   

Erikkson said they’re hoping they do not see a repeat of the conditions they saw in 2018. when wildfires burned more than 115,000 acres.  

“Maybe we’ll get lucky like we did last year, and have some weather in the summer where we had that wet monsoon,” Erikkson said.  “But we’re certainly setting up for a bad fire season.”

Two wildland crews from Utah were working the fire Monday, as were crews from Wasatch County.  Erikkson said investigators are still working to learn the exact cause of the fire. 


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Flatline fire near Jordanelle Reservoir started by humans