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East Fork Fire

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Ashley National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Vernal, UT 84078

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East Fork Fire Update- September 29, 2020

East Fork Fire Wildfire
News – 9/29/2020

High Uintas Wilderness Fires and ClosuresThe Grandview, Upperstillwater, Moon Lake, Center Creek and Swift Creek Trailheads are closed due to the East Fork  and Center Creek Trail Fires.

East Fork Fire

Location: 13 miles north of Hanna, Utah

Approximate Acreage: 69,412

Containment: 72%

Start Date: August 21, 2020 lightning caused

Center Creek Trail Fire

Location: 5 miles northeast of Moon Lake in the High Uintas Wilderness

Approximate Acreage: 1,225

Containment: 0%

Start Date: August 25, 2020 lightning caused

#EastForkFire & #CenterCreekTrailFire
Update Sept. 29, 2020

Fire activity is expected until significant precipitation occurs.

Command of the East Fork and Center Creek Trail Fire has transferred to a local Type-3 Team. 

As this new team stands up to manage these fires updates will be limited.

Closure areas area evaluated daily and any changes will be announced here and on our facebook page: Ashley National Forest.

Fire restrictions are in place across the Ashley National Forest no wood or charcoal use is allowed outside of developed campgrounds.  Devices that use liquid petroleum products, natural gass or propane that have a knob or switch that completely extinguishes the device are generally acceptable to use.

Resources: 3 Helicopters, 6 Engines, 6 water tenders, 1 Type-1 handcrew, 2 Type-2 Initial Attack handcrews, 2 dozers. Currently 150 firefighters are assigned to the East Fork Fire. The Center Creek Trail Fire has 9 firefighters assigned.