Pack Creek Fire Fact Sheet
For Immediate Release
Contact: Samantha Stoffregen (435) 299-9164
June 10, 2021
Summary: Last night a significant wind shift pushed the fire down canyon towards structures, 1 structure was destroyed. All homes in the Pack Creek Community have been evacuated. Ground resources had to disengage the fire due to extreme fire behavior. Due to increasing complexity a Type 2 IMT has been ordered to manage the incident.
Start Date: June 9, 2021
Location: Pack Creek, 10 miles Southeast of Moab
Cause: Human-caused, unattended campfire
Fire Size & Containment: Estimated 400 acres, 0% containment
Complexity: Managed by a Type 3 IMT, a Type 2 IMT has been ordered to take over command.
Jurisdiction: United States Forest Service, Manti-La Sal National Forest
Fire Behavior: Extreme fire behavior last night with wind driven downhill runs. Active fire behavior today. Red Flag Warning in effect over the fire area tonight until 10 pm.
Structures Threatened: Yes, 1 structure destroyed.
Evacuations: All homes in the Pack Creek Community have been evacuated.
Closures: La Sal Loop RD closed from Pack Creek to Geyser Pass.
Fuels and Terrain: Burning in grass, brush and timber. Rugged, steep canyon terrain at the base of the La Sal Mountain range.
Resources: 1 crew, 2 helicopters and 6 engines.
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