Friday, September 11, 2020
East Fork Fire: Fire behavior continues to be moderated by continued lower temperatures. Heavy fuels continue to burn south of Moon Lake and areas along the fire perimeter. Crews made good progress on containment line between Moon Lake Road and Rock Creek Road.
East Fork Fire: Fire behavior continues to be moderated by continued lower temperatures. Heavy fuels continue to burn south of Moon Lake and other areas along the fire perimeter. Crews made good progress on containment line between Moon Lake Road and Rock Creek Road.
Center Creek Trail Fire: The Center Creek Trail Fire remains high-up in the wilderness. Team 7 is implementing a suppression strategy that focuses on creating defensible space around infrastructure along Yellowstone Road and continues preparations should the fire threaten to leave the wilderness.
Closures: Closures are in effect for the Ashley National Forest and the Uintah and Ouray Tribal lands. Information posted at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7052/55389/.
Today’s Operations: On theEast Fork Fire, crews will continue building indirect handline along the southern perimeter from Twin Pots Reservoir to Rock Creek Road. Further south, firefighters are preparing contingency lines from Bear Wallow Road to Pigeon Wallow Road. On the west side of the fire crews are clearing brush along the Miners Gulch Trail. Along Yellowstone Road, crews are making good progress creating defensible space around infrastructure by removing vegetation. Road crews are working to improve access for fire crews. Significant heat remains throughout the fire area as heavy fuels continue to burn.
Weather: Today begins a warming trend as temperatures will be 15 to 20 degrees higher than yesterday. As temperatures continue to increase, fire behavior will become more active. Large heavy fuels will continue to burn, and grass and shrubs will become more receptive to fire. Weather tonight will be in the mid to upper 30s with steady north winds of 10 – 15 mph and gusts to 22 mph.
Safety: The public is asked to respect road and area closures. Please drive with caution as firefighters are working in the area and smoke reduces visibility. Drones are hazardous to fire aviation assets and are not permitted in the fire area. Remember: If you fly, we can’t. Firefighter and public safety are the highest priority for Great Basin Team 7.
Resources: 4 Helicopters, 22 Engines, 1 Hotshot crew, 1 Type 2 Initial Attack handcrew, 2 dozers and 2 Wildland Fire Modules. Currently 251 firefighters are assigned to the East Fork Fire. The Center Creek Trail Fire has 29 firefighters assigned.