Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:29:41 PM MST

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
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Incident #
2021-UTMLF-000115
FWAC Incident ID
185883
Incident Name
Bennion Creek Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:51 AM MST
(2 weeks ago)
Fire Reported
Friday, June 4, 2021 4:31 PM MDT
(8 months ago)
State
Utah
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
27.5 miles SE of Spanish Fork, UT
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Manti-Lasal National Forest
Notes
Contain: 07/07/21 2000 | Control: 09/01/21 1200 | Out: 10/12/21 1500
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

As of Monday, June 28, 2021, there are no area and no road closures for the Bennion Creek Fire on the Manti-La Sal National Forest. A local Type 4 Incident Management Team is in charge of the Bennion Creek Fire. The fire is located on Manti-La Sal National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, state and private lands.

 
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Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Friday June 04th, 2021 approx. 03:30 PM
Location
Between Skyline Dr. and Starvation Creek Rd. 2 miles northeast of Scofield Lake.
Incident Commander
Chip Anderson
Incident Description
Wildfire
Coordinates
39.869, -111.228
Total Personnel
50
Size (Acres)
8,313
Containment
94%
Estimated Containment Date
Wednesday June 30th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Brush (2 feet)
Chaparral (6 feet)
Timber (Grass and Understory)

Sage and grass transitioning to pinyon/juniper then conifer and aspen. Fuels are critically dry for this time of year.
Significant Events
Minimal
Creeping
Smoldering

Fire behavior limited to isolated interior areas.
Planned Actions
Suppression repair is complete. One suppression division will remain with minimal resources to patrol and monitor isolated interior heat that is difficult to access. Secure interior heat only as safety will permit. Hand crew will continue work on contingency line for interior heat.

The trails are still closed in the area.
Projected Incident Activity
Minimal fire growth is expected.

Local unit will assume command of incident. Team will demob following transition.

Suppression repair is complete. Minimal resources will remain to patrol and monitor isolated heat and continue progress on contingency line.
Weather Concerns
Critically dry fuels and critical ERC's. Isolated heat remains on terrain that is steep and difficult to access. Scattered showers and thunderstorms expected by Tuesday, June 29.
Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 435-636-3500
Hours: .
Fire Unit Information
Manti-Lasal National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
599 West Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501
Dispatch Contact
Moab Interagency Fire Center | Moab, UT
Phone: 435-259-1850
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/gbcc/dispatch/ut-mfc/
Incident Map

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