The Center Creek Trail Fire started in the High Uintas Wilderness by lightning on August 25, 2020. Since September 6, the fire has seen moderate growth to 1,120 acres with zero containment. Work along Yellowstone Road to create defensible space has been completed to protect property and infrastructure should the fire threaten to leave the wilderness.
Date of Origin:
Tuesday August 25th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
5 miles northeast of Moon Lake
Great Basin Team 7
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday October 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Upper elevations across the fire area are dominated by timber fuel models with heavy dead and bug kill. Many patches of rock break up continuity. Fire is located on a ridge top and is partially protected from the predominate winds.
Minimal fire activity with fire continuing to back and smolder along the south side of the fire along Yellowstone
Creek, burning in pockets of heavy dead and down fuels.
Continue to monitor the fire and assess spread to the south and southeast. Prep trail system to confine fire on the south flank.
Projected Incident Activity:
Today, fire is expected to continue to burn through heavy dead down fuels, minimal growth is expected.Fire activity will increase on the southern edge of the fire along Yellowstone Creek tomorrow.
Under clear but smoky skies, temperatures warmed into mid 60s and humidity dropped into the mid-teens percent range. Winds were out of the Northwest at 7 to 11 mph with gusts to 18 mph.
Conditions will be similar on Wednesday in regards to temperatures and humidity, with max temperatures in the mid-60s and humidity will go down into the mid-teens percent range. Winds will be south-southwesterly at 8 to 11 mph with gusts to 18 mph.
Center Creek Trail Fire Info
Fire Unit Information
Ashley National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Vernal, UT 84078