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Pole 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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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday September 06th, 2018 approx. 10:30 AM
Location12 miles NE East of Nephi, UT.Off Mount Nebo Loop Rd
Incident CommanderScott Robison (Type 3)
Incident DescriptionLightning Caused Fire, Pushed By Hot Dry Winds.
Coordinates39.806 latitude, -111.661 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel98
Size102,190 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday October 10th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory). Mixed conifer with fir, heavy dead and down and brushy understory. Oak brush and juniper with a grass understory.

Significant Events




Minimal fire behavior observed. Recent and ongoing precipitation reducing visible smokes.


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

No weather concerns related to fire activity. Precipitation is predicted to

continue in the fire area for several days.

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