Pack Creek Fire Update June 27
Fire Information: (435) 287-412 or [email protected]
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|Start Date||Cause||Size||Percent Containment||Helicopters||Engines||Crews||Dozers||Total Personnel|
|June 9, 2021||Abandoned Campfire||8,952||77%||3||5||2||0||110|
Due to favorable conditions and weather, fire behavior was minimal yesterday. Today firefighters will continue to secure, patrol, and mop-up the fire line. Moisture is expected to remain in the area over the next few days. However, mid-way through next week fire managers anticipate dry conditions and moderate fire behavior in the Geyser Pass and Haystack Mountain area.
The Pack Creek Burned Area Emergency Response Team continues to assess the burn scar and identify post wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural and cultural resources on National Forest System lands. The attached handout outlines the three phases of forest repair (fire suppression repair, emergency stabilization-burned area emergency response, and long-term recovery and restoration) and the role of the team on the Pack Creek Fire.
The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is still in place for the area from Spanish Valley Drive into the La Sal Mountains. Unauthorized use of aircraft (including drones) in a TFR is illegal and is a safety risk for firefighters and pilots.
Evacuations are still in place for the Holyoak and Dark Canyon areas. The La Sal Loop Road is now open, but Geyser Pass and Oowah Lake Roads are closed. The Warner Lake and Oowah Lake campgrounds remain closed. The Manti La Sal National Forest updated the closure order for the La Sal Mountains on June 24. The closure can be found online: https://bit.ly/3h7ixYM
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.
As of June 25, public and state lands are in stage 2 fire restrictions in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties. Stage 2 restrictions mean campfires are NOT allowed on public or state lands. Learn more on the Utah Fire Information website: https://utahfireinfo.gov/active-fire-restriction-documents/.
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