UPDATE: Crews contain 40% of Trail Mountain Fire
Trail Mountain Fire Evening Update
Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Start Date: June 4, 2018 Size: 13,710 acres
Percent Contained: 40%
Helicopters: 8 Engines: 23
Crews: 15 Total Personnel: 595
Summary: Trail Mountain containment reached 40% today after showers Saturday night and a productive day with higher relative humidity Sunday. Relative humidity is expected to decrease with temperatures reaching the mid-70s leading to possible increase in fire activity later in the week. Fire movement currently is decreasing due to containment line in place and lack of receptive fuels.
As firefighters work to complete the containment line near the power plant, utility companies will be evaluating possible after effects of the fire in Meetinghouse Canyon, such as sediment issues near water sources. Some sections of the fire are entering the mop up phase, and firefighters will be putting out lingering heat, clearing, and rehabilitating roads.
This will be the last evening update unless significant activity occurs.
Closures: The Manti-La Sal National Forest has an area closure in effect around the fire. See a map and description of the area at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5830. Horse Canyon Trailhead, Indian Creek Campground, Little Bear Campground, Lower Little Bear Campground, and Riverside Campsite are closed. Highway 31 is open.
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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