Pack Creek Fire Update
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Contact Fire Information: (435) 287-4126
|Start Date||Cause||Size in Acres||Percent Contained||Est. Cost to Date||Helicopters||Engines||Crews||Total Personnel|
|June 9, 2021||Abandoned campfire||8,253||16%||$2.6 mil.||11||21||11||426|
Virtual Community Briefing
7 p.m. today
Great Basin Team 4 will present a virtual briefing on the current state of the Pack Creek Fire at 7 p.m. tonight (June 15). In advance of the event, community members may submit questions by visiting https://forms.gle/UjUy8V5uGqxw5QoU9 and the public is invited to view an interactive story map about the fire at https://arcg.is/SH4Hm0. To see the briefing, visit: http://bit.ly/packcreek
Summary: The fire grew moderately on Monday, giving incident managers an opportunity to assign a new group of firefighters to structure protection activities east of Geyser Pass on the La Sal Mountains. Previous structure protection efforts were focused in Pack Creek and along the ridges on its west flank. These resources will be preparing homes and the surrounding vegetation to minimize fire behavior should embers or a fire front move into the structures.
More containment is expected today on the western perimeter near Brumley Creek. Crews are working to limit fire spread any closer into the Mill Creek drainage.
Homes aren’t the only values at risk from the fire. Infrastructure on Bald Mesa provides internet, radio and other communication services throughout Southeast Utah, and multiple power lines serve mountain residences and the community of Castle Valley.
Investigators are still seeking leads that may help identify those responsible for the fire’s start. Anyone who may have information about the start of the Pack Creek Fire can call the tip line at 775-355-5337.