Snoqualmie Fire September 6, 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 76% contained. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

“Dear firemen, thanks for putting the fire out. If you did not, just keep trying,” read one thank you note from a local elementary school student. When firefighters came off the hill to have dinner, they were greeted with thank you notes from a second grade class. Firefighters are professionals who enjoy their jobs in the outdoors, and they always like hearing the community appreciates their dedication and hard work.

Cloud cover that moved in last night will help moderate temperatures which will aid with the continued mop up. Mop up is taking longer on the fire because firefighters are finding more pockets of heat as they grid further in off the containment line. The steep terrain on the upper slopes slows progress because the smoldering wood can roll downhill and ignite brush below. The crews have to work slowly and methodically to find all the hotspots and safely extinguish them.

 

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.





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