Fire burning in Neffs Canyon east of Olympus Cove. HOLLADAY, Utah -- A portion of the Mount Olympus Wilderness area that was closed to the public due to the "Neffs Fire" has been reopened, including the Mount Olympus trail itself. There are 200+ people working on the #NeffsFire outside of Millcreek, UT. SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — More than 130 firefighters are working to contain a wildfire in the Mount Olympus wilderness area Wednesday. The fire in Neff’s Canyon fire continues to simmer along the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley. The fire continues to scorch trees but has no new growth in acreage. Neffs Canyon is located on the north side of Mount Olympus. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Air crews battle a fire in Neffs Canyon on the north side of Mount Olympus on Tuesday, Sept, 22, 2020. Fire officials say the fire has burned an estimated 60 acres and is currently 42% contained. The … SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — More than 130 firefighters are working to contain a wildfire in the Mount Olympus wilderness area Wednesday. (Photo: Derek Petersen, KSL TV) SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Fire authorities on Tuesday announced a new fire start above Neffs Canyon in Salt Lake County. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/neffs-canyon-trail--2 The "Neffs Fire" was first reported early Tuesday morning, shortly after midnight. According to fire officials, the fire was first reported at 20 acres and is now estimated to be about 75 to 100 acres. Neffs Canyon Fire 100 percent contained US Forest Service officials announced Tuesday that a wildfire that burned about 80 acres east of Olympus Cove is now completely contained. The lightning-caused "Neffs Fire," which started on September 22 near the Neffs Canyon trailhead, is 100 percent contained and the area is once again open for recreation. Why the West is burning. ... EMAIL. Olympus trail is open. 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Neffs Fire Update: Oct. 3, 2020 October 3, 2020 Suzie Tenhagen 0 Uncategorized Fire behavior is minimal, smoldering and creeping along the ground within the interior of the fire perimeter. A fire burns above Neffs Canyon in Salt Lake County on Sept. 22, 2020. The U.S. Forest Service announced the following closures: Neff's Canyon Trail; The area closure includes all trails and trailheads and all National Forest System land between Mill Creek Canyon road on the north and Big Cottonwood Canyon road on the south to Quartzite - 33115 then straight west. A helicopter prepares to drop water on a fire burning in Neff’s Canyon east of Millcreek on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Scroll down to see the closures.). Around 200 firefighters in Salt Lake County are battling the Neffs Fire. PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Battle Creek 2 Fire is now 97% contained WEDNESDAY 9/16/2020 8:30 A.M. A wildfire near Mount Olympus is continuing to grow Tuesday night. @UWCNF #Utah pic.twitter.com/NzdWQtPGUR. MILLCREEK, Utah — Firefighters are still asking people to stay away from a small fire that’s burning above Millcreek. The West is Burning—and right now, who’s at fault doesn’t matter. The cause of the fire is under investigation. We have heard comments regarding the brush and trees that were cleared at the Neffs Canyon trailhead. Wildfire Started In Neffs Canyon. This week, thousands of Oregon and California residents woke up in shelters after evacuating fire-ravaged areas. SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, Oct. 13, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) -- The Neffs Fire, on the Salt Lake Ranger District, was 100 % contained at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Utah Fire Info tweeted. Please help us help you. SALT LAKE COUNTY (ABC4 News) — Salt Lake County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Unified Police, and bystanders rescued a seriously injured hiker who fell from Neff’s Canyon Thursday evening. Read More Here Neffs Canyon is Still Burning. The Blackhawk can drop 600 gallons of water over a wildfire each drop. The lightning-caused fire started last Tuesday. A vegetation fire in Silverado Canyon on Wednesday night threatened homes and quickly grew by early Thursday to 2,000 acres. Just thought I'd put it out there that the recent Neff's Canyon fire burned close enough to the base of the crag that--although the stashed Rubbermaid bin survived the event, unscathed- … In a post on the police department’s Facebook, 47-year-old James Long was last seen on that day on the Neff’s Canyon Trailhead and reportedly going up to see fossil beds in the canyon. Utah Fire Info says about 80 firefighters, two helicopters and two other aircraft are fighting the fire. According to a Facebook post, the hiker was in critical condition upon … It’s burning about a mile up Neff’s Canyon near Olympus Cove. Residents are being prepared for a possible future evacuation, although nothing has been announced at this time. Closures: Neff’s Canyon Trail: The area closure includes all trails and trailheads. and last updated 7:19 PM, Oct 13, 2020 US Forest Service officials announced Tuesday that a wildfire that burned about 80 acres east of Olympus Cove is now completely contained. The Orange County Fire Authority was responding to a structure fire in the 29000 block of Silverado Canyon Road on Wednesday night when the fire spread to some vegetation, according to Colleen Windsor, spokeswoman for the Fire Authority. A tweet by Utah Fire Info, a joint-department social media account, says the closure area has been reduced. Caption: KUTV. Neff’s Canyon Fire Crew members of the 211th Aviation Regiment conduct air support over the Neffs Canyon fire from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in Salt Lake City, Utah, 20 September 2020. The fire department is staffed by volunteers but it takes funds to operate. Other current wildfires include the East Fork Fire, 13 miles north of Hanna, Utah, which is 68,342 acres and 68% contained. The Neffs Volunteer Fire Company's annual fund drive is in full swing. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – While the Neffs Canyon trail remains closed, fall foliage seekers will be pleased to read that the Mt. We are willing to answer your call for help, please help us maintain our readiness by donating. According to Utah Fire Info, it continues to “creep” along the ground with no new growth in acreage. The surrounding area remains closed to the public. (KUTV) — UPDATE: (Sept. 24, 2020) — Utah Fire Info said on Twitter that the Neffs Fire is approximately 60 acres in size. On the west the closure begins at the forest boundary and goes east to the Big Water Trail, then south to where the Big Water trail connects with Big Cottonwood Canyon road. Fire officials have yet to determine what caused the fire. The clearing was regarded by the Forest Service as necessary for fire safety. They will answer questions regarding the current fire strategy of the Forest Service as well as potential evacuation plans should an evacuation become necessary. The Neff's Fire ignited Monday about one mile east of the Neff's Canyon trailhead, and it has forced several closures in the area, the U.S. Forest Service reports. JIC will be located at the Salt Lake County Emergency Coordination Center at 3380 South 900 West, Salt Lake City. A wildfire sparked Tuesday morning in Neffs Canyon in Salt Lake County. Instead, fire managers are using indirect firelines constructed away from the active fire perimeter. The pictures below were taken from Salt […] Millcreek is now working with the FS to potentially utilize this area for important infrastructure that will be available for future fire fighting efforts. Crews are asking everyone to stay clear of the fire so they have ample space to set up operations. We can never get enough volunteers to … The Neff's Fire ignited Monday about one mile east of … The Neffs Fire, which is burning in the mountains east of Salt Lake City, saw moderate growth this afternoon. Other current wildfires include the East Fork Fire, 13 miles north of Hanna, Utah, which is 68,342 acres and 68% contained. the Joint Information Center (JIC) is open to take questions regarding the Neff’s Canyon Fire from Monday, Sep. 28 to Wednesday, Sep. 30. On Thursday, that acreage was … It was caused by lightning. Crews say cooler temps should help their efforts this week, although a number of trails in the area are still being closed off to the public. Just after 4:30 p.m. an injured hiker was reported to have fallen from the short cliffs above a small cave on the south side of Neff’s Canyon less than a mile from the trailhead parking lot. The young man at the center of it is now facing serious charges including assault on a healthcare worker. SALT LAKE COUNTY (ABC4 News) — Salt Lake County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Unified Police, and bystanders rescued a seriously injured hiker who fell from Neff’s Canyon Thursday evening. Please see the attached map. Officials say the wildfire was ignited last week due to lightning. Nominate Someone for a FOX 13 Dream Team Surprise. The Neff's Fire is particularly challenging due to the rugged terrain and trees that became unstable in a hurricane-force wind event that occurred two weeks ago. Copyright 2020 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Please note: Mount Olympus trailhead and trail are now included in the area closure order. Read More Here. The Neffs Fire, burning north of Mount Olympus in Salt Lake County, is now 53 acres in size and 0% contained, fire officials said Wednesday. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Unified Police are searching for a man missing up Neff’s Canyon since October 18. 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