Lightning caused fire 23 miles west of Monticello, Utah on the Monticello District of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Fire is burning on a mesa top in Ponderosa Pine litter and dead and down fuels. Aspen, oak brush and grass are present.
Date of Origin:
Friday July 26th, 2019 approx. 03:00 PM
22 miles northwest of Blanding, Utah.
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday August 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 PM
Fire is burning on the mesa top in ponderosa stand with litter and dead and down component in the understory. Aspen stands, oak brush and grass meadows are found within the unit as well.
Fire is cleaning up unburned pockets of fuel within its interior.
All fire resources will be utilized for line patrol and holding operations if necessary. If conditions allow, burn out operations will be conducted to strengthen the black in the units.
Projected Incident Activity:
The chance of thunderstorms for the foreseeable future. Rain will be hit or miss for the area. Minimal to moderate fire behavior expected.
Forecasted short drying period to develop today. Chance of thunderstorm or the foreseeable future. Rain will be hit or miss for the area. Fire behavior is expected to be minimal.
Fire Unit Information
Manti-Lasal National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
599 West Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501