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East Fork Fire

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

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News Releases — East Fork Fire

East Fork Fire Update - September 27, 2020 Released: 9/27/2020
Yesterday: High winds increased fire activity and visible smoke northwest of the Moon Lake campground in Brown Duck Basin. These high winds also grounded aviation resources early in the day. Crews...
East Fork Fire Update - September 26, 2020 Released: 9/26/2020
Yesterday: Firefighters held their own against red flag conditions. Crews, “scooper” fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, and dozer operators worked swiftly to line spot fires between Petty...
East Fork Fire Update - September 25, 2020 Released: 9/25/2020
Yesterday: Increased fire behavior generated visible smoke on the northern and eastern sections of the East Fork Fire. Firefighters, supported by “scooper” fixed wing aircraft dropping water...
East Fork Fire Update - September 24, 2020 Released: 9/24/2020
           EAST FORK and CENTER CREEK TRAIL FIRE UPDATEYesterday: Containment increased yesterday as crews continued mop up along Petty Mountain Loop. Crews made progress chipping and...
East Fork Fire Update - September 23, 2020 Released: 9/23/2020
East Fork Fire: Yesterday fire behavior was moderate northwest of the Moon Lake campground in the Brown Duck Basin. Fire behavior was light in the Mackentire draw, and the lower portions of Rock...
Area Closures Affect Hunting - September 22, 2020 Released: 9/22/2020
September 22, 2020 Area Closures Due to East Fork and Center Creek Trail Fires Restrict Access to Part of the South Slope Yellowstone Big Game Hunting Unit and Fire Restrictions Continue into...
East Fork Fire Update - September 22, 2020 Released: 9/22/2020
East Fork Fire: A visible smoke plume rose over Brown Duck Basin late yesterday afternoon as warm dry conditions caused an increase in fire behavior. Nearby structures at Moon Lake were...
East Fork Fire Update - September 21, 2020 Released: 9/21/2020
East Fork Fire: Firefighters now have continuous containment line running from the Bear Lake area on Rock Creek Road all the way to Mackentire Draw. Crews are conducting suppression repair in these...
East Fork Fire Update - September 20, 2020 Released: 9/20/2020
East Fork Fire: Yesterday’s precipitation did not fall on much of the fire area. The southern and eastern fire perimeter held during yesterday’s wind event. Firefighters continued building...
East Fork Fire Update - September 19, 2020 Released: 9/19/2020
East Fork Fire: Firefighters improved and added depth to the containment line south of Flea Flat, north to Mill Park. Crews added depth through successful low-intensity hand-fired ignitions, slowly...