Manti-Lasal National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
599 West Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501
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/.
|Current as of|
|Cause||Escaped Prescribed Fire Due To High Winds|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday June 06th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||15 miles northwest of Orangeville, UT|
|Incident Commander||Great Basin Team 4: Roide|
|Coordinates||39.358 latitude, -111.216 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||79%|
Mixed conifer stands with many standing, bug-killed trees. Juniper and sage also burning but only in the most severe conditions.
Reduced activity since yesterday with isolated smokes creeping along the ground and limited spread on ridges in the northern portion of the fire.
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.
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.