Fire crews continued their burning operations on the north east portion of the fire. This has resulted in increased acreage being reported, with smoke from the fire being visible from various locations and communities in the area.
Today, firefighters plan to monitor the fire area, with no further ignitions scheduled.
Today’s weather is forecast to be hot, with low humidity and potential outflow winds from any thunder cells.
The Pole Canyon Fire is being managed under a confine and monitor suppression strategy to provide an opportunity for fire to return to its role on the ecosystem. In doing so, management actions will be used to reduce forest fuels, enhance aspen, and improving forest health and resiliency.
As with all fires the number one objective in managing the Pole Canyon Fire is to provide for public and firefighter safety.
Start date: 7/27/2018
Location: 10 miles north east of Loa Utah
Size: 360 acres
Fire Behavior: Active; creeping, running
Contained or Completed: 0 percent
Fuels: Timber (litter and understory)
Closures: An Area, Road and Trail closure has been implemented for the fire area. The order is available on the Forest web site at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd590851.pdf
Total Resources: 20