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Interagency team successfully contains the Kolob Upper Fire in Zion National Park

Burned vegetation on a hill along the Kolob Terrace Road in Zion National Park.
Burned vegetation along Kolob Terrace Road in Zion National Park.

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News Release Date: July 23, 2022

Contact: Jonathan Shafer, (435) 772-0145

SPRINGDALE, Utah – Wildland firefighters successfully contained the ~17 acre Kolob Upper Fire on Friday, July 22, 2022. This means the Kolob Terrace Road is again fully open to drivers. Traffic had been guided by a pilot car to allow space on the road for wildland firefighters to work. 

 

“We offer our thanks to the many partners who responded along with National Park Service wildland firefighters.” Jeff Bradybaugh, Zion National Park Superintendent said. “Even though we believe this fire was caused by lightning, we’re counting on members of the public to take precautions to prevent wildfires in Zion or elsewhere during their travel.” 

 

During hot, dry conditions, everyone can take simple steps to reduce the chances of accidentally starting a wildfire. It is especially important to remember:

  • Don’t build campfires in the park when fire use is restricted (fires are not allowed in most Zion campgrounds now and are never allowed in Wilderness). 

  • Secure trailer chains to make sure they don’t drag and spark a fire. 

  • Keep trailers and RVs properly maintained, including tire pressure. 

  • Don’t park a hot car or recreational vehicle in dry grass. 


Zion extends special thanks to our interagency partners:

  • Bureau of Land Management 

  • US Forest Service 

  • Hurricane Valley Fire

  • State of Utah

Learn more about how you can use fire sense and prevent wildfires



Last updated: July 23, 2022

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