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
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
Start Date: August 25, 2020 lightning caused
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.