About 20,619 acres have burned so far in the Broad Mouth Fire west of Plymouth. But as of Monday night it was 52-percent contained. On KVNU’s For the People program on Tuesday, acting public information officer for Box Elder County, Joan Hammer, said there were 186 crew members as of late Monday – – but more were expected to be released.
Hammer said, “We had 205 at one point…and we’ve had folks from all over the country, we’ve had them from California, really from all over the place. It was interesting to me as they brought in different agencies from the national park service, the BLM. It was really neat to see all of these different organizations come together. And these folks know what to do, they know how to fight fires.”
Hammer said businesses and individuals have really stepped up to provide food and refreshments to weary firefighters.
“So if you go to the command site, you’ll see just pallets of water and Gatorade…and you’ll see tables full of granola bars and different things. People have just stopped by and said ‘we thought of you, we wanted to help,'” said Hammer.
“When you watch these crews come off that mountain and they see all this support from people, it’s amazing. They’re actually really humbled and very grateful for the things that folks have done.”
She said fortunately there have been no closures or evacuations with this fire.