Fire Information: (435) 287-4126 or [email protected]
|Start Date||Cause||Size||Percent Containment||Helicopters||Engines||Crews||Dozers||Total Personnel|
|June 9, 2021||Abandoned Campfire||8,952||73%||3||5||2||0||169|
Yesterday was the last operational shift for Great Basin Incident Management Team 4. The Pack Creek Fire transitioned back to the Manti-La Sal National Forest on this morning, led by Type 3 Incident Commander Terry Garner. The local land managers are grateful for the hard work and efforts of Great Basin Incident Management Team 4 and wish them safe travels.
The higher relative humidity and rain yesterday and last night led to decreased fire activity and aided suppression efforts.
The La Sal Loop Road is now open; and the Manti La Sal National Forest has updated the closure order for the slope of the La Sal Mountains (attached). Key information and updates include:
- Dispersed camping is allowed west of the La Sal Loop Road.
- The La Sal Pass is open to La Sal Pass from the east side and camping is allowed along the La Sal Pass road, including the Medicine Lake area. Hikers can now use the Mount Tuk Trail to climb up to Mount Peale, but should know that the area north of the peak remains closed.
- Road closures for La Sal Pass Road and Dark Canyon Lake Road remain due to activity on the northeast side of the fire.
- Evacuations remain in place for the Geyser Pass area, and from Blue Lake to the east towards the Dark Canyon area. Warner Lake, Oowah Lake, and Geyser Pass Roads and campground remain closed. Reservations for Warner and Oowah lake campgrounds through at least the end of July are not available.
Popular hiking and biking trails including the Whole Enchilada inside the closure area, Moonlight Meadows, Gold Basin Trail and Clark Lake trails remain closed. The Forest Service continues to ask recreationists to stay out of Gold Basin for their safety and the safety of firefighting personnel.
As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, public and state lands entered stage 2 fire restrictions in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties. Learn more on the Utah Fire Information website: https://utahfireinfo.gov/active-fire-restriction-documents/.
Investigators are still seeking leads to help identify those responsible for the fire’s ignition. Anyone who has information related to the identification of the responsible party of the Pack Creek Fire can call the tip line at 775-355-5337.