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Bald Mountain

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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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20181001 Update

Bald Mountain Wildfire
News – 10/1/2018

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 fireline 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 firelines 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 23 miles of dozer line and 10 miles of handline. The fire saw 6 acres of growth. Fire activity throughout the day was moderate
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 16 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.
Weather: Today will bring lower temperatures and more moisture to the fire area. There will be an increasing chance of showers throughout the day. Tomorrow the chance of rain will increase. A flash flood watch has been issued, beginning tomorrow morning, for 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: Covered Bridge, Right Fork Hobble Creek and Diamond Fork areas remain in effect

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