Manti-Lasal National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
599 West Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501
Trail Mountain Fire Evening Update
Friday, June 15, 2018
Start Date: June 4, 2018 Size: 10,605 acres
Percent Contained: 10%
Helicopters: 6 Engines: 23
Crews: 15 Total Personnel: 601
Summary: Dry weather and gusty winds continued to push the fire up Mill Fork Canyon and toward Little Bear Creek Canyon on the northern portion of the fire. To the south however, firefighters were able to gain a large portion of containment on the fire perimeter along Whetstone Creek. Lower temperatures and increased relative humidity is expected with a chance of precipitation Saturday and Sunday. Crews will continue to work at inhibiting fire spread to the south and west. Fire engines will patrol Huntington Canyon Road (Highway 31) in case of increased fire activity to prevent the fire from spreading to the east. Handline and other strategies are intended to mitigate predicted fire spread and activity in Crandall Canyon and Little Bear Creek Canyon.
At approximately 12:00 pm, Emery County Sheriff’s Office and Utah Highway Patrol reclosed Highway 31 due to driving visibility hazards related to thick smoke as well as firefighters and equipment working directly along the highway. Despite erratic fire behavior and winds, the fire spread away from structures allowing for Trail Canyon community evacuations to be lifted.
Closures: The Manti-La Sal National Forest has closed Indian Creek Campground, Forest Trail 0051, and Forest Roads 0034, 2302, 2181, 2180, and 2182. The campgrounds between the Huntington Power Plant and mile post 18.5 of Highway 31 are also closed.
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