The Closure has been lifted for FS Roads #042 and #043
Forest Service Roads #042 (Indian Creek Road) and #043 are now open for travel and dispersed camping. more
The Tank Hollow fire is burning in the Sheep Creek drainage on the Spanish Fork Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This lightning-caused fire started on August 11th.
Fire managers, along with personnel from the U.S Forest Service, State of Utah Department of Natural Resources, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, and the Bureau of Land Management, are assigned to the fire. The fire is being suppressed to protect critical watershed and transmission lines.
Forest Service Unicorn Campground, Forest Service road #042 and Forest Service road #043 are now open for public access. The following roads and trails remain closed due to the potential of mud slides and snags or dead standing trees that could fall throughout these areas which pose a public safety risk: Forest Service roads (Forest Service road #032), (Forest Service road #761) (Tie Fork road, Forest Service road #725) and Upper Tie Fork Single Track Trail (Forest Service trail #023). This includes all pedestrian, equestrian, bicycle and any type of motorized vehicle.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday August 11th, 2017 approx. 09:45 AM|
|Location||19 miles east of Spanish Fork, Utah, North of Highway 6 below the paved Sheep Creek road|
|Incident Commander||Forest Service|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday October 06th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM|
Timber (grass and understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Short grass (1 foot)
Fuels in the fire area are juniper, grass and sage/shrub on the lower, drier slopes and mixed conifer, primarily Douglas Fir with an understory of litter, shrubs and small trees at higher elevations.
Minimal fire behavior, smoldering. Fire behavior low with possibility for smoke within the perimeter.
Patrol and monitor the fire. Crews continue suppression repair.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continued fire movement within the perimeter in Corral Canyon and Tie Fork.
The reduction in containment resulted from a closer review of the fire conditions on the section of perimeter adjacent to
the 2016 Sheep Creek Fire. The perimeter contains unburned islands ranging in size from very large to quite small. Some of
the perimeter (22%) is uncontained fire edge that will continue to be monitored after the fire is turned back to the local