Color Country IMT 2 has transitioned management of the Dalton Wash Fire to the Bureau of Land Management’s Color Country…
Author: Kevin S. Abel
Firefighters on the Dalton Wash fire will continue patrolling and monitoring containment lines ensuring all pockets of heat near the fires edge have been extinguished. The number of fire resources will decrease over the next 24 hours as they complete suppression efforts.
Dalton Wash Fire saw no growth during yesterday’s operational period, and it was mapped at 350 acres. Firefighters made good progress working with air resources to construct and secure fireline over the last 36 hours.
Today is the last operational shift for most resources on the Left Fork Fire as fire management transitions back to the local unit tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. and will be managed by Type IV Incident Commander.
Today, fire crews will use water from hose lays and helicopter bucket drops to work fire perimeter inward and extinguish any pockets of heat. This will further secure the fire line and keep the fire within its existing footprint. The fire will likely continue its minimal, creeping behavior within the fire perimeter.
Wildland fire crews will continue today working on constructing and improving fire perimeter handline. Accessibility for the fire fighters is challenging due to limited road access and steep terrain along with high winds.
The Left Fork Fire is burning mixed conifers as wildland fire crews continue to build line around the fire’s perimeter.…
Powell Ranger District fire managers will continue to assess the Left Fork Fire while getting additional resources in place to engage the fire during today’s operational period. A Type 1 Helicopter is expected to arrive on scene this morning and begin firefighting operations. The fire is estimated at 100 acres burning in timber, litter, understory and logging debris. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Fire managers from the Dixie National Forest’s Powell Ranger District reported the Left Fork fire at 2:17 p.m. May 9, 2022. The fire size is estimated at 100 acres burning in timber, litter, understory and logging debris. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
All objectives have been met on the Oak Grove Fire and the Central Utah Type 3 team has turned the fire back to the Dixie National Forest. With no fire spread for several days and minimal internal fire activity, crews and engines are being released from the fire. As some smoke will remain visible inside the fire’s perimeter, the Dixie National Forest will continue to patrol the fire and adapt operations as necessary until a fire season-ending weather event occurs.