Trail Mountain Fire Morning Update
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Red Flag Warning
Contact Fire Information
Start Date: June 4, 2018 Size: 17,830
Percent Contained: 85%
Helicopters: 5 Engines: 19
Crews: 6 Total Personnel: 314
Summary: Containment efforts continue on the north and east sections of the fire. The most fire activity is occurring on the north end of the fire, and in Rilda Canyon. Fire continues to burn in juniper, sage and conifer but is holding in green aspen. The west section of the fire continues remediation efforts such as water bar construction to inhibit soil erosion. Continued objectives include keeping the fire west of SR 31, and ensuring firefighter and public safety.
A Red Flag Warning, with higher temperatures, low relative humidity, and unstable winds, is in effect through today until midnight. Fire activity can be expected to increase under Red Flag conditions. If you are planning to recreate this weekend, keep in mind that fireworks are never permitted on any public lands. Increased smoke can be expected in Emery County as a result of multiple new fires to the south and west of Trail Mountain Fire.
Current firefighting operations coupled with increased traffic traveling along SR 31 pose greater working and driving risks. To mitigate these hazards, speed limits have been lowered to 35 mph in the canyon where there is the most fire activity. Please use caution. Drivers are requested to watch for these speed limit changes, and follow the posted speed limit at all times.
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/