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Center Creek Trail Fire

Unit Information

Ashley National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Vernal, UT 84078

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Center Creek Trail Fire

Location: 13 miles north of Hanna, Utah
Start Date: August 21, 2020 lightning-caused  


The Center Creek Trail Fire was declared 100% contained on October 13, 2020. Unless conditions warrant, this will be the final update for the Center Creek Trail Fire. Please note that area and road closures are in effect, as well as fire restrictions. Please continue to look for this information by visiting the East Fork Fire Inciweb:  and also by going to the Ashley National Forest website and Facebook page. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday August 25th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Location17 miles north of Mountain Home, UT.
Incident CommanderCalifornia Interagency Incident Management Team 10
Coordinates40.64 latitude, -110.452 longitude

Current Situation

Size1,281 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Upper elevations across the fire area are dominated by timber fuel models with heavy dead and bug kill. Many patches of rock break up continuity. Fire is located on a ridge top and is partially protected from the predominate winds.

Significant Events





Planned Actions

The fire is 95% contained within the wilderness with a total of 1,281 acres burned. No rehabilitation or repair is necessary.

Projected Incident Activity

24 Hours: Minimal fire behavior is expected due to below freezing daytime temperatures and lingering precipitation on the ground will drastically limit fire activity.


With cooler temperatures in the forecast, an increase in acreage is not expected. Due to remoteness of the fire and its location within the High Uintah Wilderness area, no direct tactics will be taken.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Scattered snow showers (1 inch of accumulation) and significant drops in temperatures will continue overnight and into the next operational period at the fire. Ridgetop west winds at 5-10 mph gusting up to 15 mph. Slope/valley winds are at variable down drainage 3-7 mph, with gusts up to 12 mph. At 10,000ft, maximum temperatures are 14-20, minimum RH is 70-90, Haines of 2, very low.