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Poison Canyon Fire

Unit Information

Manti-Lasal National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
599 West Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501

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Lightning caused fire 23 miles west of Monticello, Utah on the Monticello District of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Fire is burning on a mesa top in Ponderosa Pine litter and dead and down fuels. Aspen, oak brush and grass are present.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday July 26th, 2019 approx. 03:00 PM
Location22 miles northwest of Blanding, Utah.
Incident CommanderJohn Shaffer
Coordinates37.834 latitude, -109.799 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel4
Size1,520 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Estimated Containment DateThursday August 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Fire is burning on the mesa top in ponderosa stand with litter and dead and down component in the understory. Aspen stands, oak brush and grass meadows are found within the unit as well.

Significant Events

Fire is cleaning up unburned pockets of fuel within its interior.

Outlook

Planned Actions

All fire resources will be utilized for line patrol and holding operations if necessary. If conditions allow, burn out operations will be conducted to strengthen the black in the units.

Projected Incident Activity

The chance of thunderstorms for the foreseeable future. Rain will be hit or miss for the area. Minimal to moderate fire behavior expected.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Forecasted short drying period to develop today. Chance of thunderstorm or the foreseeable future. Rain will be hit or miss for the area. Fire behavior is expected to be minimal.