Discovery: July 16 1720 hours
Initial Size reported: 3 acres
Location: 22 miles west of Blanding, UT in Peavine Canyon in the Dark Canyon Wilderness area of the Manti-La Sal NF
Burning in subalpine fire and ponderosa with an understory of manzanita and oak brush. Occasional group and single tree torching. Creeping and smoldering in ground fuel.
Date of Origin:
Tuesday July 16th, 2019 approx. 05:00 PM
22 miles west of Blanding, UT
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday August 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 PM
Fire is burning in mixed conifer timber, litter and understory. Understory is comprised of oak brush, manzanita and other shrub species. Adjacent fuels are Aspen stringers located in wetter side drainages and ponderosa and oak brush on the mesa tops.
Minimal fire behavior with creeping and isolated torching.
Crews and engines will be utilized for line patrol and holding if necessary on all division.
Projected Incident Activity:
Dry Conditions expected to return. Chance of thunderstorms for the most of the foreseeable future. The rain will be hit or miss in the area. Outflow winds expected with all storms. Minimal fire movement expected.
There is a chance of thunderstorms for the foreseeable future. These storms will be hit and miss as far as what areas get rain. The fire has not received rain for 10 days. Fire behavior is expected to be minimal to moderate.
Fire Unit Information
Manti-Lasal National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
599 West Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501