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Incident #: MLF-8089 Fire Start: 5 months ago Location: 12.2 miles NW of Orangeville, UT Acres: 18,080 Agency: Moab Interagency Fire Center (UT-MFC) Dispatch Notes: 18080
Fire Growth Potential
Updated: 5 days ago — The Trail Mountain Post-Fire BAER team assembled Monday, June 25 to begin surveying damage on the Trail Mountain Fire. Specialists received instructions then began their work in the field. They are looking at natural and cultural resource damage and potential for damage from the first damaging post-fire rain event.Work has already begun by the Manti-La Sal National Forest and its partners to protect critical values at risk from post fire events such as debris flows and runoff. BAER team surveys are rapid assessments of the burned area that evaluate the burned watersheds and determine the potential for increased post-fire flooding, sediment flows, and rock slides that may have unacceptable risk to life, property, natural or cultural resources.The Area of the Trail Mountain Fire is just below the burn scar of the Seeley Fire of 2012. After the Seeley Fire, Huntington canyon was subject to flooding and damaging debris flows. Recognizing that the Trail Mountain Fire may cause the same...