Bennion Creek Fire: 8,313 acres, 94% containment. Began June 4, 2021.
- Please note that the map here is the most current map for the Bennion Creek Fire. We anticipate having a new one tomorrow.
Update: Firefighters are continuing to make solid progress on the fire suppression repair work on the Bennion Creek Fire. It is estimated that this work is 70% completed. Minimal fire activity was observed yesterday on the north, east, and south sides of the fire. On the western flank of the fire, crews continued to monitor areas of heat, including a 2-3 acre island that exhibited moderate fire behavior. The island is being monitored for any potential spotting that could potentially impact the fire containment. A reconnaissance flight will be flown over the fire today to monitor the fire area.
The crew will continue the suppression repair work today as well as monitor for any threats to the fire perimeter. They are also looking at their long term plan for the western flank of the fire where the high country makes it difficult to access.
Weather: Widespread rain showers with isolated thunderstorms are expected this morning, transitioning to scattered wet/dry thunderstorms by this afternoon. These storms have the potential to produce strong, gusty outflow winds and locally heavy rainfall. This rain may increase the flash flooding and debris flow threat this afternoon an in to the early evening today. These showers will persist through the evening, and decrease in intensity. Isolated wet/dry thunderstorms are anticipated for Friday.
Resources: A total of 85 firefighters are assigned to the fire. Resources include 1 hand crew, 3 helicopters, 4 engines, 1 dozer, 2 excavators and 1 chipper.
Closures: Bennion Ridge Road, Bear Ridge Road, Starvation Road, and Fish Creek Trail. These closures are for public and firefighter safety.
Restrictions: Fire restrictions in effect on state and Utah BLM lands. A Stage 1 Fire Restriction is in effect on the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Complete information on all of these restrictions may be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/announcements/7518/ .
Jurisdiction: The fire is in the jurisdiction of the Manti-La Sal National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, state and private lands. Nevada Type 3 Incident Management Team 1 is managing the fire.