Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
Daily Update for The Bald Mt/Pole Creek Fires on
5 October 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: No flame was observed after 2 days of wetting rain. Like the Bald Mountain fire, suppression repair continues over the fire area. As of yesterday 107.1 miles of repair were completed, including 69 miles of dozer line and 18.6 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: The fire area received another day of rain yesterday. Below normal temperatures will exist across the fire today. The first mountain snow of the season is expected above 7000 feet. Bands of rain will continue to move over the fire area today into tomorrow.
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/