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Pole Creek Fire

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Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095

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20181002 Update

Pole Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 10/2/2018

Bald Mountain Fire: Suppression repair is progressing and is the primary focus of activities on the Bald Mountain
Fire. These activities seek to mitigate resource concerns caused by fire line construction
and the use of roads to access the fire. As much as possible, fire and land managers
want to restore the roads and areas where fire lines were constructed to pre-fire
conditions. This work is specifically designed to minimize sediment delivery into
streams and rivers and minimize gully and surface erosion. Approximately 38 miles of
suppression repair have been completed, including 20 miles of dozer line and 10 miles
of handline. Fire activity throughout the day was minimal.
Pole Creek Fire: The fire activity yesterday remained moderate. Crews and
helicopters worked on direct line in the Covered
Bridge Area and east of Spanish Fork Peak. All other
areas of the fire have begun suppression repair, much
like the Bald Mountain fire. 101.5 miles of repair were completed, including 67 miles
of dozer line and 18 miles of hand line.
Pack Fire: Aircraft continued working the Pack fire. The fire is approximately 1-2
acres and burning in steep, inaccessible terrain. Today will be the last update on the
Pack fire.
Weather: There is a Flash Flood watch in effect for the fire area today through
tonight. Today will bring waves of showers and a few thunderstorms to the fire area.
Showers will increase in coverage this afternoon. Temperatures will continue a
cooling trend today. Tomorrow will bring more rain and cooler temperatures to the fire area.
https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=slc&wwa=flash%20flood%20watch
Closures: The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache and Manti-La Sal National Forests implemented an area closure for the fire areas,
until further notice. The full closure order and map can be found under the closure tab on the Pole Creek Fire InciWeb page.
The area closure includes areas currently in the Bald Mountain Fire and the Coal Hollow area.
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/6199/
Evacuations: Right Fork Hobble Creek and Diamond Fork areas remain in effect.
BAER: The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is now in place. The BAER team will work on mitigating the effects from
the fire. The BAER team can be reached at 707-853-4243. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6236/

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