Bennion Creek Fire 6.9 update

Bennion Creek Fire Update   Wednesday, June 9, 2021 – Daily Update           Fire Information 202-320-7170 (7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.) Email: [email protected] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UtahWildfire Websites: https://www.utahfireinfo.gov   

Date Started: June 4, 2021                   Location: Bennison Ridge, Manti- La Sal NF, UT

Cause:  Natural         Total acres: 1471 Containment: 25%       Total Personnel:   212

June 9, 2021, 8:00 PM

FIRE SUMMARY

The Bennion Fire is continuing to burn in the vicinity of Skyline and Starvation roads on the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Handcrews and engines have made additional progress today. The crews conducted a successful firing operation today, tying in a piece of line. Tomorrow crews will continue to secure line and scout for additional control features and opportunities. Based on progress made by crews yesterday and today and the Type 3 teams comfort level a small number of resources continue to be on loan to the Bear fire near Price, UT. Loaned resources will return to Bennion Creek when the Bear Fire receives the resources they have ordered. Smoke is visible in the surrounding communities and from Highway 6. Starvation road, Bennion Ridge road, and Forest Road 0008(Bear Ridge Road) are closed for public & firefighter safety. Please remain clear of the fire area.

Current Resources:

Handcrews: 4

Engines: 3

Helicopters: 4

Dozer: 2

Closures : Bennion Ridge Road, Forest Road 0008(Bear Ridge Road), and Starvation Road.

Evacuations: None

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