Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:04:56 AM MST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
South Monroe RX Fire
Last Updated
Sunday, July 4, 2021 1:51 PM MDT
(6 months ago)
Fire Reported
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:07 AM MDT
(9 months ago)
Incident Type
Prescribed fire
12.5 miles SE of Monroe, UT
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Fishlake National Forest
Ryan mccollin rxb effective 4/13/2021
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Richfield Ranger District on the Fishlake National Forest conducted a prescribed fire project in late June on Monroe Mountain. The project is a continuation of similar prescribed fires that have been implemented as part of the Monroe Mountain Aspen Ecosystem Restoration Project.

The purpose of this prescribed fire is to help restore aspen ecosystems on Monroe Mountain by reducing conifer competition and stimulate new aspen sprouting across the landscape. Additionally, through the use of prescribed burning, hazardous fuel accumulations will be reduced, which in turn reduces the risk to life, property and natural resources, while promoting aspen regeneration.

The total completed acres on the project is 2,529. Project managers do not anticipate additional growth.

Incident Type
Prescribed Fire
Date of Origin
Tuesday June 11th, 2019 approx. 01:00 PM
Manning Creek drainage, Monroe Mtn, 23 miles south of Richfield, UT
Incident Description
Prescribed Burn On Approx. 2,220-4,000 Acres To Help Restore Aspen Ecosystem
38.432, -112.089
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
Mixed conifer/aspen
Incident Contact
John Zapell
Phone: 435 896-1070
Hours: M-F 0800-1600
Fire Unit Information
Fishlake National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
115 East 900 North
Richfield, UT 84701
Dispatch Contact
Richfield Interagency Dispatch Center | Richfield, UT
Phone: 435-896-8404
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/gbcc/dispatch/ut-rfc/index.htm
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