CROOKED CREEK FIRE
FIRE INFORMATION UPDATE
July 21, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. Cause: Lightning
Size: 130 acres Percent Contained: 0%
Date Started: July 18, 2018 Location: East of Milburn, North of Fairview
Number of Personnel: 138
Resources: 2 Engines, 2 Hotshot Crews, 2 Type two Initial Attack Crews, 3 helicopters, 1 air attack.
Cooperators: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, USDA Forest Service
Yesterday: Cloud cover and cool weather with temperatures in the low 80s gave firefighters an advantage in fighting the Crooked Creek Fire. However the fire is burning in mixed conifer with down and dead timber, and large standing timber, which generates extreme heat and is resistant to cooler, more humid weather. Helicopters dropping water and retardant were important to holding the fire and helping firefighters as they worked on the ground. The fire was most active on the northeast flank. Spotting is common through most of the fire.
Smoke has been light though it is visible through most of north Sanpete County.
Today: More crews and other resources will join the team. They will continue to conduct a full suppression effort, relying on ground and air resources. Weather is expected to continue to be overcast.
Current Closure Order: The Manti-La Sal National Forest has issued an order closing the fire area, Forest Roads 138, 1178, 1048, 1049; Forest Trail 0053 from the Forest Boundary to the junction with Forest Road 0138, Forest Trail 048 from the Forest Boundary to the junction with Forest Road 1178. The closure is in place to prevent potential injury to the public and firefighter safety during fire operations. You can read the order at: https://go.usa.gov/xUn98
Safety: Everyone attending holiday celebrations and families recreating in the area of Fairview, Milburn and Fairview Canyon need to be aware of increased fire traffic. Travel cautiously throughout the area.
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