Pack Creek Fire 6.10 update

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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