Manti-Lasal National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
599 West Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501
Pack Creek Fire Update
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Fire Information: (435) 287-4126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cause: Abandoned campfire
Size in Acres: 8,952
Percent Contained: 85%
Total Personnel: 55
Firefighters continue monitoring the fire, looking for hotspots along the perimeter, addressing hazards, and completing rehabilitation work. Fire behavior is expected to remain minimal. Light rains over most of the fire area in the last 24 hours have helped to decrease fire activity and integrate ash into the soil. We expect humidity, wind, and moisture in the area throughout the week.
Even though fire activity is minimal, the fire is still burning in the interior and, as conditions dry out, Moab residents and visitors may continue to see smoke throughout the summer.
The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) has been updated and now includes a fire mile radius over the fire. Unauthorized use of aircraft (including drones) in a TFR is illegal and is a safety risk for firefighters and pilots.
Evacuations are still in place for the Holyoak and Dark Canyon areas. The La Sal Loop Road is now open, but Geyser Pass and Oowah Lake Roads are closed. The Warner Lake and Oowah Lake campgrounds remain closed. The Manti La Sal National Forest updated the closure order for the La Sal Mountains on June 24. The updated closure is still in effect, but as people begin to re-enter the area, they should be on the lookout for fallen trees, uneven ground, reduced visibility from dust or smoke, firefighting personnel who continue to work in the area, and other hazards. The public should expect trail and recreation site closures to continue due to risks from falling trees and/or potential flooding. The closure can be found online: https://bit.ly/3h7ixYM.
Investigators are still seeking leads to help identify those responsible for the fire’s ignition. Anyone who has information related to the identification of the responsible party of the Pack Creek Fire can call the tip line at 775-355-5337.
As of June 25, public and state lands are in stage 2 fire restrictions in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties. Stage 2 restrictions mean campfires are not allowed on public or state lands. Learn more on the Utah Fire Information website: https://utahfireinfo.gov/active-fire-restriction-documents/.