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Willow Creek Fire

Unit Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginWednesday June 06th, 2018 approx. 06:15 PM
Location20 miles SE of Heber, UT off Highway 40
Incident CommanderType 4
Incident DescriptionConfine And Contain
Coordinates40.307 latitude, -111.188 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel9
Size1,311 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained96%
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 11th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer and aspen. Fire is currently burning in the conifer stands mixed within the aspen stands.

Significant Events

Active

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor fire behavior and finish any rehab.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Impacts to recreational users due to Bjorkman Hollow road closure from the willow creek intersection east to the west coop intersection.

24 hours: Impacts to recreational users due to Bjorkman Hollow road closure from the willow creek intersection east to the west coop intersection.

48 hours: Impacts to recreational users due to Bjorkman Hollow road closure from the willow creek intersection east to the west coop intersection. High traffic in fire area due to horse race and public.

72 hours: Impacts to recreational users due to Bjorkman Hollow road closure from the willow creek intersection east to the west coop intersection. High traffic in fire area due to horse race and public.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Impacts to recreational users due to Bjorkman Hollow road closure from the willow creek intersection east to the west coop intersection.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cooler weather coming in will moderate fire behavior in the sage brush