Bennion Creek Fire Update 6.11

Bennion Creek Fire Update   Friday, June 11, 2021 – Daily Update           Fire Information 202-320-7170 (6:00 a.m.-10:00 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: 5000 Containment: 10%       Total Personnel:   230

June 11, 2021, 10:00 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.

Yesterday afternoon, strong winds caused rapid fire growth.  This resulted in fire crossing Starvation Creek into Schofield Estates, and the evacuation of the Aspen Cove subdivision.  Crews were able to successfully protect all structures in the affected areas and have constructed line around the fire east of Starvation Creek. Tomorrow crews will continue to secure lines and scout for additional control features and opportunities west of Starvation Creek. Structural triage and defense will continue.

Smoke is visible in the surrounding communities and from Highway 6. Starvation road, Bennion Ridge road, Forest Road 0008(Bear Ridge Road), and Fish Creek Trail are closed for public & firefighter safety. The Aspen Cove subdivision has been evacuated.  Please remain clear of the fire area.

Current :

Handcrews: 8

Engines: 8

Helicopters: 4

Dozer: 1

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

Evacuations: The Aspen Cove subdivision has been evacuated, its status will be re-evaluated tomorrow evening.

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