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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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20181003 Update

Pole Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 10/3/2018

Bald Mountain Fire: The Bald Mountain fire is 100% contained. Suppression repair 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.
Pole Creek Fire: Pole Creek Fire: The fire activity yesterday was minimal. Crews
and helicopters worked on direct line in the Covered
Bridge Area and east of Spanish Fork Peak. Like the
Bald Mountain fire, suppression repair continues
over the fire area. As of yesterday 101.5 miles of repair were completed, including 67
miles of dozer line and 18 miles of hand line.
Pack Fire: There was no growth on the Pack fire yesterday. The fire is approximately
1-2 acres and burning in steep, inaccessible terrain. The fire is being monitored by
crews.
Weather: There is a Flash Flood watch in effect for the fire area today through
tomorrow morning. Today will bring more 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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