Trail Mountain Fire Morning Update
Monday, June 25, 2018
Contact Fire Information
Start Date: June 4, 2018 Size: 17,697
Percent Contained: 79%
Helicopters: 6 Engines: 18
Crews: 6 Total Personnel: 334
Summary: Today’s weather conditions will consist of hotter temperatures and lower relative humidity than yesterday, and a slight increase in fire activity is expected. Due to successful operations yesterday, the fire is now at 79% containment. Due to overall increased containment and decreased fire activity, the fire management operation has transitioned to the Matheson Type 3 Incident Management team, consisting of multi-agency personnel.
Construction of containment line will continue along the east section of the fire. One crew will remain spiked out to continue containment between Little Bear and Mill Fork drainages, and to minimize travel time and exposure when coming off the fireline. Firefighters will continue to secure the north section of the fire with containment line and use of natural barriers such as aspen stands and rocks.
In many areas of the fire, mop up and rehabilitation work will continue. The Type 3 Management Team will also be working with cooperators to evaluate powerlines in Meetinghouse Canyon and Elk Springs.
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/