Pole Canyon Fire Information – August 9, 2018

The Pole Canyon Fire is being managed under a confine and monitor suppression strategy to provide an opportunity for fire to return to its role on the ecosystem. In doing so, management actions will be used to reduce forest fuels, enhance aspen, and improving forest health and resiliency.

As with all fires the number one objective in managing the Pole Canyon Fire is to provide for public and firefighter safety.

Crews have begun to implement planned firing operations using hand ignition. The burning operations are designed to contain the fire within the established management area. Operations are expected to continue through Saturday.

Current Situation

Start date: 7/27/2018

Cause: Lightning

Location: 14 miles east of Fremont Utah

Size: 25 acres

Fire Behavior: Moderate; single tree torching, creeping, smoldering

Fuels: Timber (litter and understory)

Closures: An Area, Road and Trail closure has been implemented for the fire area. The order is available on the Forest web site at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd590851.pdf

Total Resources: 14


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