Snoqualmie Fire September 5, 2019 Update

Contact(s): Kim Osborn 801-710-3664

The Snoqualmie Fire, located east of Layton, Utah on the Salt Lake Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest began at approximately 9:45 PM on September 2, 2019. The fire is currently 128 acres and 60% contained. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Firefighters worked in 90 degree temperatures, steep terrain and thick brush to gain a good amount of containment on the fire yesterday. This summer there seems to be a greater wasp population than usual. This makes the work more difficult as many of our firefighters are being stung as they dig line and mop up hot spots.

Today: Firefighters will reinforce containment lines and mop up any remaining hotspots near the fireline. Predicted partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures should help firefighters obtain more containment today.

Closures: The Forest Service closure includes the portions of the Bonneville Shoreline trail that is on National Forest System Lands, Great Western trail and Forest Service roads #083, #083-A, and #083-B and the access from Hobbs Canyon to the Bonneville Shoreline trail and Great Western trail. This includes all motorized vehicles, pedestrian, equestrian, hikers and bikers.

Resources: Handcrews: 5, Helicopters: 1, Total personnel: 126

Updates: Updated fire and closure information will be posted to Utah Fire Info's Facebook and Twitter as well as the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache's Facebook page.