UPDATE: Trail Mountain Fire 6/27/2018


View of Huntington Canyon from Stuart Guard Station, June 22. By Troy Suwyn

Trail Mountain Fire Morning Update

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Red Flag Warning

Contact Fire Information

Email:  2018_UTMTF_TrailMountain@firenet.gov

Phone:  435.840.1560


Start Date:  June 4, 2018                              Size:  17,767                          

Percent Contained:  80%                            

Helicopters:  4                                               Engines:  14

Crews:  8                                                        Total Personnel:  364           

Summary: Increased public traffic, in addition to continued firefighting operations along Highway 31 pose a safety concern to drivers and firefighters. Drivers are requested to use caution when traveling SR 31 and abide by the speed limit. Watch for speed limit changes, (down to 35 mph) and continue through the canyon without stopping.

 The Trail Mountain Fire is now 80% contained, and a Red Flag Warning will be in effect this afternoon continuing through the next three days. Due to dry, hot, and unstable Red Flag weather conditions, increased fire activity is expected.

Recent spotting fire activity on the northeast section of the fire, resulting from high winds, has been suppressed and held with helicopter bucket work. Fire continues to consume dead and down timber in aspen stands, but live aspen is not receptive to the fire and continues to hold. Continued objectives include containment along the north and east sections of the fire, keeping the fire west of SR 31, and ensuring firefighter and public safety.

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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