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Bennion Creek

Unit Information

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

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As of Monday, June 28, 2021, there are no area and no road closures for the Bennion Creek Fire on the Manti-La Sal National Forest. A local Type 4 Incident Management Team is in charge of the Bennion Creek Fire. The fire is located on Manti-La Sal National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, state and private lands.

 
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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday June 04th, 2021 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationBetween Skyline Dr. and Starvation Creek Rd. 2 miles northeast of Scofield Lake.
Incident CommanderChip Anderson
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates39.869 latitude, -111.228 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel50
Size8,313 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet)

Chaparral (6 feet)

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Sage and grass transitioning to pinyon/juniper then conifer and aspen. Fuels are critically dry for this time of year.

Significant Events

Minimal

Creeping

Smoldering

Fire behavior limited to isolated interior areas.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Suppression repair is complete. One suppression division will remain with minimal resources to patrol and monitor isolated interior heat that is difficult to access. Secure interior heat only as safety will permit. Hand crew will continue work on contingency line for interior heat.

The trails are still closed in the area.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire growth is expected.

Local unit will assume command of incident. Team will demob following transition.

Suppression repair is complete. Minimal resources will remain to patrol and monitor isolated heat and continue progress on contingency line.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Critically dry fuels and critical ERC's. Isolated heat remains on terrain that is steep and difficult to access. Scattered showers and thunderstorms expected by Tuesday, June 29.