The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests utilize a variety of fire management tools including fire suppression, fire prevention and fuels management.  The use of these tools, in combination, enhances protection of forest resources, homes and adjacent lands.

[Photograph]: An air tanker is dropping retardant on a fire.  The fire is not visible.




Current Fires 
For information about fires on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest call (801) 558-801

Neff's Fire 

Start: September 22, 2020
Location: 1 mile east from Neff’s Canyon Trailhead, Mount Olympus Wilderness
Cause: Lightning
Size: 60 acres
Containment: 20%
Fuels: Timber
Closures: The area closure includes all trails and trailheads and all National Forest System land between Mill Creek Canyon road on the north and Big Cottonwood Canyon road on the south to Quartzite -33115 then straight west. On the west the closure begins at the forest boundary and goes east to the Big Water trail, then south to where the Big Water trail connects with Big Cottonwood Canyon road.

News Release September 23, 2020
News Release September 24, 2020
News Release September 25, 2020
News Release September 26, 2020
News Release September 27, 2020

Map of the fire perimiter

Area Closure and Map

Spanish Fork Ranger District
The Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires Facilitated Learning Analysis is now available. The intent of the analysis is to learn from our experiences, develop lessons learned, determine what could have been done differently, and improve future practices. The facilitated Learning Analysis identifies key learning themes that will be used by the Forest Service to improve decision making in fire management. 
Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Final Summary
Final Burned Area Report


Local Information

State Fire Information

National Fire Information

The map below is produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and is hosted on the National Fire Situational Awareness page, where users may access the map in a full browser view. Additional incident specific information may also be accessed at InciWeb.

Prescribed Fire

The use of prescribed fire is a growing program intended to return fire to the ecosystem to restore healthy ecosystems and reduce the potential for catastrophic wildfires. A healthy ecosystem is more resistant to severe fire, disease, and insect infestations. More.

Wildfire Management
Forest fire managers consider each fire start on a case by case basis. Fires will either be suppressed, or will be managed to achieve forest management plan objectives. Fire suppression is not always the answer, as this can create unnatural levels of fuel buildup that is difficult to manage safely and can create more damaging fires in the future. Some wildfires will be managed to achieve objectives, such as reducing future fire danger, restoring forest health, or to run their natural course within Wilderness. Fire removes accumulations of leaves and needles, grasses, shrubs, brush, limbs, branches and logs and often improves wildlife habitat.

Logan Ranger District Plan To Implement Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project

Spanish Fork Ranger District  Mule Deer Habitat in Western U.S. Improves Based on Restoration efforts with partners

Hazardous Fuels Reduction

Hazardous fuels are dry brush and trees that have accumulated and increase the likelihood of unusually large wildland fires. In response to the risks posed by heavy fuels loads. Hazardous fuels are reduced through a variety of treatments which remove or modify wildland fuels, thereby reducing the potential for severe wildland fire behavior, lessening post-fire damage, and limiting the spread of invasive species and diseases.
Forest Fuels Projects

Evanston/Mt. View Ranger District. These videos show the mechanical treatment as part of a Watershed Restoration Project and will help prevent the spread of future wildland fires.

Burnt Beaver Watershed Restoration Initiative 
Burnt Beaver Watershed Restoration Initiative Why we are clearing the trees Episode 1
Burnt Beaver Watershed Restoration Initiative  How do wildfires benefit wildlife Episode 2
Burnt Beaver Watershed Resotration Initiative How does the Forest Service fund large projects Episode 3


2018 Willow Creek wildlfire, Heber-Kamas Ranger District