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Center Creek Trail Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Center Creek Trail Fire Info
Email: luis.haynes@usda.gov
Phone: 435-635-8738

Highlighted Activity

09/27/2020 Center Creek Trail Fire Update - September 27, 2020
Yesterday: High winds increased fire activity and visible smoke northwest of the Moon Lake campground in Brown Duck Basin. These high winds also grounded aviation resources early in the day. Crews...
News - 09/27/2020

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginTuesday August 25th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Location5 miles northeast of Moon Lake
Incident CommanderGreat Basin Team 7
Coordinates40.64 latitude, -110.452 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel9
Size1,225 Acres
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

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

Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping on the southeast and northeast flanks.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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%.