Manti-Lasal National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Price, UT 84501
Matheson Type 3 Incident Management Team
Trail Mountain Fire Morning Update
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Red Flag Warning
Contact Fire Information:
Start Date: June 4, 2018 Size: 18,011
Percent Contained: 85%
Helicopters: 2 Engines: 12
Crews: 3 Total Personnel: 190
Summary: Smoke and possibly active flame can be expected to remain present on the fire, however, it is all from the interior. This fire activity will continue to be monitored and poses little threat of spread because it is well within the fireline. Smoke from other fires can also be expected to be visible and present in Emery County as there have been multiple new incidents in the region. For more information regarding these new fires, refer to the Utah fire link posted below.
The north end of the fire continues to hold with little to no fire spread in green aspen. Areas with no fire activity are being monitored and are undergoing remediation efforts such as rehabilitation of fireline. Over the next several days, Trail Mountain Fire will be demobilizing and reassigning resources as a result of increased containment and the need for resources on other fires. A Red Flag Warning is in effect through today. Under these hot, dry, and windy conditions, fire behavior is more extreme. Recreationists are asked to continue taking fire prevention measures. Please make sure campfires are completely out, and never leave unattended. Remember, lighting fireworks on public lands is illegal. Closures: A new closure order is in effect as of 07/04/18. If you’re planning to recreate in the vicinity this weekend, please be mindful that wildland fires are constantly changing environments. Check fire conditions and closure areas via links below before heading out. The Manti-La Sal National Forest has an area closure in effect around the fire. See a map and description of the area at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5830. Little Bear Campground, Lower Little Bear Campground, and River Bend Campsite are closed. Highway 31 is open, but please drive with caution.
For More Information: Visit InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5830/, and Utah Fire Info at https://utahfireinfobox.com/. You can also follow Utah Fire Info on Twitter, https://twitter.com/UtahWildfire, and Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/UtahWildfire/