UPDATE: Trail Mountain 6/24/18

Spike camp at Indian Creek Campground — morning briefing telecast from Castle Dale Incident Command Post.

Trail Mountain Fire Morning Update

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Contact Fire Information

Email:  2018_UTMTF_TrailMountain@firenet.gov

Phone:  435.840.1560


Start Date:  June 4, 2018                              Size:  17,417                                      

Percent Contained:  73%                            

Helicopters:  7                                               Engines:  18

Crews:  6                                                        Total Personnel:  369           

Summary:  Today fire activity continued in Crandall Canyon. Spot fires from the past 24hr activity have continued to hold, and have had little to no spread. The Crandall Mine memorial continues to remain well protected and untouched by the fire, and firefighters will begin to mop up any remaining heat around the memorial area. In addition to mop up, crews will be securing the road above Crandall Mine Memorial.

The Red Flag Warning in effect the past three days ended last night as a cold front came through. The passing cold front will bring lower temperatures today in the mid 70s, calmer winds, and higher relative humidity. Some areas of remaining heat and smoke on the fire remain inaccessible due to steep cliff faces but also pose little threat of spread and fire growth. Firefighters will continue to monitor these areas.

Another crew will be camped out at a new spike camp on the northeast potion of the fire to minimize travel exposure and time. Crews will continue to construct containment line around the fire, specifically from Little Bear to the north along the fire’s edge. Additional objectives include securing the road above Crandall Mine Memorial, continued mop up, and patrolling for remaining smoke.

Today the fire will transition to a Type 3 Management Team. The Type 2 and Type 3 teams will be meeting today to ensure

Closures:  If you’re planning to recreate in the vicinity this weekend, please be mindful that wildland fires are constantly changing environments. Check fire conditions and closure areas via links below before heading out.

The Manti-La Sal National Forest has an area closure in effect around the fire. See a map and description of the area at:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5830.  Horse Canyon Trailhead, Indian Creek Campground, Little Bear Campground, Lower Little Bear Campground, and Riverside Campsite are closed.  Highway 31 is open, but please drive with caution.

For More Information:  Visit InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5830/ and Utah Fire Info at https://utahfireinfobox.com/.  You can also follow Utah Fire Info on Twitter, https://twitter.com/UtahWildfire, and Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/UtahWildfire/.

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