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Meadow Creek Fire

Unit Information

Utah Division Forestry Fire State Lands
1594 W North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

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The La Grande Hotshots were shuttled by helicopter to work on the northeast  side of the Meadow Creek Fire.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Meadow Creek Fire was sparked by lightning on Sept. 8. It was fully contained on Sept. 12, after burning 4,231 acres.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday September 08th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Location5 miles south of Fillmore, Utah
Incident CommanderTaiga Rohrer
Incident DescriptionWildland Fire Burning In Short Grass And Timber. Full Suppression Fire.
Coordinates38.873 latitude, -112.383 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel211
Size4,231 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateMonday September 16th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Short grass and timber

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior in the form of surface smoldering and creeping.


Planned Actions

Mop-up and patrol continues as appropriate. Suppression repair work will continue.

Great Basin Team 3 will turn over command of the fire to a local Type 4 team on Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 a.m.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire activity is expected Monday.

The ongoing trend of warmer, drier weather with gusty southwest winds and Red Flag Warning conditions is not expected to slow the cooling down of unburned and partially burned islands of vegetation inside the fire perimeter.

The fire is not expected to spread further.


Ownership of Acres Burned:

USFS - 1,889 acres (45%)

BLM - 1,434 acres (34%)

Private - 908 acres (21%)

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Monday's forecast calls for southwest winds gusting up to 35 mph under partly cloudy skies. The high temperature should be near 80 degrees with relative humidity near 20 percent.