The Center Creek Trail Fire started in the High Uintas Wilderness by lightning on August 25, 2020. Over the past two weeks, the fire has seen minimal growth to 1,220 acres with zero containment. Work along Yellowstone Road to create defensible space has been completed to protect property and infrastructure should the fire threaten to leave the wilderness.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 25th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||5 miles northeast of Moon Lake|
|Incident Commander||Great Basin Team 7|
|Coordinates||40.64 latitude, -110.452 longitude|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday October 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM|
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.
Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping on the southeast and northeast flanks.
Continue to monitor the fire and assess spread to the south and southeast.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal fire behavior due to lighter winds with slow rates of spread as fire continues to burn through heavy dead and down.
Observed: Sunny and much cooler. Northwesterly winds 20-30 mph with gusts 35-50 mph on the ridges early yesterday morning decreased to 7-15 mph with gusts under 25 mph from 1030 through the rest of the day. RHs crashed from above 65% at midnight into the single digits by early this morning but recovered back into the 20s in the afternoon. Temperatures were 10 degrees cooler today with highs in the upper 40s.
Forecasted: Sunny and cool with similar temperatures as Sunday with highs in the upper 40s. Winds will be terrain driven at under 10 mph with gusts 15-20 mph. RH values will between 20 and 25%.