Pole Canyon Fire Information -August 15, 2018

Fire crews completed burning operations on the north east portion of the fire. Fire behavior has moderated, with the fire primarily creeping through ground litter.

Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire area, with no further ignitions scheduled.

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.

This is the final update unless significant fire activity occurs.

Current Situation

Start date: 7/27/2018

Cause: Lightning

Location: 10 miles north east of Loa Utah

Size: 365 acres

Fire Behavior: Moderate; creeping, smoldering

Contained or Completed: 0 percent

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: 20

Information on the fire may be found on InciWeb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6119/ ) and Utah Fire Info (http://utahfireinfobox.com/ )

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