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.
Tag: Wildland Fire
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.…
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.
The Oak Grove Fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy using containment and confinement tactics to minimize fire spread and to prevent loss of resources. Across the fire, crews will monitor the fire’s perimeter to locate and extinguish any heat near the fire’s edge. On the western edge of the fire crews will complete a handline and continue to mop-up, while beginning fire suppression repair. Fire fighters on the eastern edge of the fire perimeter will focus on fire suppression repair and build waterbars on the handline in steeper terrain to prevent soil erosion.
The Oak Grove fire was reported at 2:48 p.m., Aug. 29 to Color Country Interagency Fire Center. The Oak Grove Fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy using containment and confinement tactics to minimize fire spread and to prevent loss of resources. Crews continue to build, secure, and improve hand lines on the east and west sides of the fire. As visibility allows, helicopters will be used to help firefighters with suppression efforts. Smoke may settle into the valleys along the I-15 corridor at times.
A printable version of today’s complete update for the #bennioncreekfire may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/pjeey7kw Bennion Creek Fire: 8,325 acres,…
Today command of the fire transitions fromColor Country Type 3 Team – Lyndsay Fonger, Incident Commander to Great Basin Type…
Due to steep, rocky terrain, lack of access by ground, and predicted weather, aircraft are being used to moderate fire behavior. Fire management staff will continue suppression actions via aviation assets to slow fire spread and reduce intensity when necessary. The fire will continue to be monitored by ground and air resources to gauge spread towards any areas of concern.