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Trail Mountain Fire

Unit Information

Manti-Lasal National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
599 West Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501

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Incident Contacts

Information
Email: 2018_UTMTF_TrailMountain@firenet.gov
Phone: 435-840-1560
Hours: 7 AM - 9 PM

Rosann Fillmore
Email: rdfillmore@fs.fed.us
Phone: 435-650-4149
Hours: M-F 8-5p

Highlighted Activity

06/25/2018 Trail Mountain Fire Morning Update 6.25
Trail Mountain Fire Morning UpdateMonday, June 25, 2018Contact Fire InformationEmail: 2018_UTMTF_TrailMountain@firenet.govPhone: 435.840.1560Start Date: June 4, 2018 Size: 17,697 acresPercent...
News - 06/25/2018
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The Trail Mountain Wildfire began when the Trail Mountain Prescribed Fire escaped across Cottonwood Canyon Road to East Mountain, Wednesday, June 6. The escaped fire initially burned 300 acres. Late Sunday, June 10, wind gusts of 55 miles per hour grounded all aircraft and pushed the fire northeast into Meetinghouse Canyon. The fire is burning on lands managed by the Manti-La Sal National Forest, Price Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, and Utah Division of Foresty, Fire and State Lands, and private lands 15 miles northwest of Orangeville, UT. Crews have implemented a full-suppression strategy to contain the fire. A high voltage power line is in the path of the fire but has not been significantly damaged. It has been turned off. One cabin near Whetstone Creek was burned June 11. There is a temporary flight restriction over the fire (NOTAM 8/3678). The Manti-La Sal National Forest has implemented a closure area around the fire. For more details on the closure area, go here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/5830/.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseEscaped Prescribed Fire Due To High Winds
Date of OriginWednesday June 06th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Location15 miles northwest of Orangeville, UT
Incident CommanderGreat Basin Team 4: Roide
Incident DescriptionHuman
Coordinates39.358 latitude, -111.216 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel369
Size17,697 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained79%
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer stands with many standing, bug-killed trees. Juniper and sage also burning but only in the most severe conditions.

Significant Events

Reduced activity since yesterday with isolated smokes creeping along the ground and limited spread on ridges in the northern portion of the fire.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol the south flank. Use natural barriers, aspen stands, and hand crews to check fire to the north. Continue securing the east perimeter from Crandall Canyon south to Mill Fork Canyon. ONe hand crew will camp on a ridge between Little Bear and Mill Fork to work on the line in that area. Continue suppression repair efforts in areas with no fire activity.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry weather will continue over the fire on Monday but winds will be lighter. The trend for the week ahead is warming and drying with increasingly unstable atmospheric conditions.