UPDATE: Trail Mountain Fire 6/13/2018


Start Date:  June 4, 2018                              Size:  7,154 acres                                          

Percent Contained:  10%                            

Helicopters: 5                                                 Engines:  11

Crews:  7                                                        Total Personnel:  262           

Summary:  Due to the increased complexity of the Trail Mountain Fire, a Type 2 Incident Management Team was brought in to relieve local resources.  The Type 2 Team, under Incident Commander Tim Roide, took command of the fire last night.  They will continue full suppression efforts on the fire, utilizing ground and aerial resources.

Equipment will be used to reopen roads on the west side of the fire to allow firefighters better access to the fire perimeter on Trail Mountain.  Firefighters are looking for natural and manmade breaks in the terrain, including previous burn areas, where they have the highest probability of successfully containing while providing for the safety of firefighters and the public.  The team’s objectives include keeping the fire west of Huntington Canyon Road and minimizing the impact to private property, infrastructure and natural resources.

Today’s weather is expected to be hotter and drier than yesterday was, with increased winds as well.  There is a possibility of critical weather conditions tomorrow, ahead of projected thunderstorms on Friday and rain over the weekend.

The Team has established an incident command post at Emery High School in Castle Dale, which provides firefighters with food, water, sleeping areas, medical supplies, and other support.  Residents and visitors can expect increased traffic in and around the neighboring communities and along Highway 31.  Please travel with caution and avoid the fire area.

Closures:  At this time there are no evacuations in place.  The Manti-La Sal National Forest has enacted a closure area, including Indian Creek Campground, Forest Trail 0051, and Forest Roads 0034, 2302, 2181, 2180, and 2182.  This area is likely to grow as the fire has moved further north since the closure was enacted.

Anyone who receives a water bill from North Emery Water Users is encouraged to conserve water as a result of a source spring being compromised.  Questions may be directed to North Emery Water Users.

For More Information:  Visit InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5830/ and Utah Fire Info at https://utahfireinfobox.com/.  You can also follow Utah Fire Info on Twitter, https://twitter.com/UtahWildfire,  and Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/UtahWildfire/.

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