Monday, June 28, 2021
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||80%||3||5||2||0||110|
Firefighters had a successful day on the Pack Creek Fire yesterday. They continue monitoring the fire, addressing hotspots along the fire perimeter, and completing rehabilitation work. Today, they expect to continue increasing containment, patrolling the fire line, and addressing hotspots/hazards. Fire managers expect this fire to be of long-duration. The public should expect trail and recreation site closures to continue to protect public health and safety.
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/.