UPDATE: Trail Mountain Fire 6/28/2018

mountains with smoke rising of ridges and bowls

View of Trail Mountain Fire seen from across the Huntington Canyon on Wild Cattle Ridge.

Trail Mountain Fire Morning Update

Thursday, June 28, 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:  17

Crews:  5                                                        Total Personnel:  290           

Summary: To mitigate fire operations along SR 31 as well as increased public traffic, there have been speed limit changes (down to 35 mph) implemented. Drivers, please use caution when traveling SR 31, and abide by the speed limit. In addition to following posted speed limits, the public is asked to continue through the canyon without stopping.

The Trail Mountain Fire is currently 80% contained, and a Red Flag Warning will be in effect today continuing through Friday. As a result of higher temperatures, lower relative humidity, and gusty, unstable winds, there has been an increase in fire behavior.

Recent spotting fire activity on the northeast section of the fire continues to be suppressed and held with helicopter bucket work. Due to shifting and unstable winds, the fire spread involves backing down slopes changing to uphill runs. Fire is currently burning in conifer, juniper, and sagebrush, but is not spreading in live, healthy aspen. 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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