Slate Fire Burning Northeast of Kamas September 3, 2018

Contact(s): Brenda Bushell 435-783-8702

The Slate Fire was reported on August 23, 2018 and has burned about 30 acres at this time. The Slate Fire, determined as caused by lightning, is located 6 miles northeast of Kamas, 3½ miles north of Highway 150 and is burning in mixed-conifer and aspen forest with significant dead and downed vegetation. There are no values at risk at this time. 

With warmer and dryer conditions we saw more fire activity and some growth of the fire Monday. Firefighters are using confine and contain suppression techniques, which will allow this fire to fulfill its natural role within the high-elevation landscape, while minimizing risk to firefighters and the public.

Fire and Forest personnel will continue to monitor the fire. Smoke maybe visible from Highway 40 and Highway 150 around the Slate Creek and Yellow Pine area. Please do not report.
This photo shows the visible smoke on the Slate Fire September 3, 2018