The South Monroe Prescribed Fire Project continues to burn and move within the Big Table area. An estimated 700 acres has burned since Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Beginning tomorrow (11/7/2019), the Fishlake National Forest – Richfield Ranger District will begin another installment of prescribed fire, this time utilizing helicopters. With a desirable burn window forecasted over the next four days, prescribed fire managers plan *helitorch ignitions beginning Thursday, November 7 through Sunday, November 10, 2019. (*The helitorch is simply a giant drip torch and drum of gelled gasoline mounted or slung under a helicopter.)
Areas of focus are Langdon Mountain, portions of Dry Creek, the west slope of Straight Canyon/Big Table (Units 6, 8, and 9B), and possibly in Smith Canyon near Marysvale Peak (Unit 13). An estimated 2,000-4,000 acres will be targeted over this four day period.
For public and firefighter safety, the following travel routes will be temporarily closed during ignition operations. Please plan accordingly and have alternative options if visiting the area. Temporary closure routes include:
- Forest Road 068, Langdon Mountain.
- Forest Road 071, Dry Creek Road.
- Forest Road 070, Dry Creek Guard Station to Langdon Mountain.
- Forest Trail 089, route to Big Table.
- Forest Road 156 and Trail 091, route to Marysvale Peak.
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