Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
The Pole Creek fire was started by lightning on September 6. The fire is currently 68% contained. Most active fire behavior is located within control lines. Crews and equipment are beginning to work on suppression repair. Jerry McGowan's California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 is in command.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday September 06th, 2018 approx. 10:30 AM|
|Location||12 miles NE East of Nephi, UT.Off Mount Nebo Loop Rd|
|Incident Commander||Scott Robison (Type 3)|
|Incident Description||Lightning Caused Fire, Pushed By Hot Dry Winds.|
|Coordinates||39.806 latitude, -111.661 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday October 10th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory). Mixed conifer with fir, heavy dead and down and brushy understory. Oak brush and juniper with a grass understory.
Minimal fire behavior observed. Recent and ongoing precipitation reducing visible smokes.
Continue to perform suppression repair.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Low fire behavior is expected as precipitation moistens the fuels.
24 hours: Precipitation will limit fire behavior.
48 hours: Precipitation will limit fire behavior.
72 hours: Precipitation and/or high humidity will limit fire behavior.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Higher humidity, cooler temperatures and cloud cover will keep the fire behavior low.
No weather concerns related to fire activity. Precipitation is predicted to
continue in the fire area for several days.