Bennion Creek Fire evening post June 16, 2021
The Bennion Creek Fire remains 17% contained as of this afternoon with an expected increase of containment by tomorrow morning. With assistance from helicopter’s bucket drops they are able to move further into the interior to extinguish the hot-spots deep in the stands of aspens and conifers. High temperatures, gusty winds and steep terrain have made for challenging firefighting efforts. With the increase of containment and the decreased threats to structures, this afternoon the mandatory evacuations for the Aspen Cove area have been lifted. Road closures and trail closures are still in effect and we ask that the public refrain from traveling in and around the area for both their and firefighters safety. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect through tomorrow evening throughout the region with expected dry lightning and gusty winds.