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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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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 CommanderType 3 Team: Matheson
Incident DescriptionHuman
Coordinates39.358 latitude, -111.216 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel124
Size18,011 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday August 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer stands with many standing, bug-killed trees. Dry surface fuels and dead and down heavy logs contributing to surface fire spread. Several spot fires burning in aspen stands with moderate spread potential as aspen understory is becoming more available to burn.

Significant Events

Moderate fire backing, creeping and isolated torching.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol the south flank. Utilize hand crews and air resources, natural barriers and aspen stands to check fire to the north. Continue suppression repair efforts in areas with no fire activity.

Remarks

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Red Flag Warning for Saturday until 9PM. Erratic and occasionally gusty winds. Moisture has been received on the fire.