Snoqualmie Fire September 7, 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 100% contained. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Yesterday morning the fire received 1/10 of an inch of rain. The cooler temperatures aided firefighters in reaching 100% containment. Crews spent the day mopped up hot spots 66 feet in from the fire line. A helicopter supported firefighters in back hauling gear off the mountain.

Residents may continue to see smoke well within the interior of the fire over the next week. A crew of 21 firefighters have been assigned to patrol the fire during this time.

The Type 3 Northern Utah Interagency Team will turn the fire back over to the local Salt Lake City Ranger District as of 8:00 AM today. This will be the last update for the Snoqualmie Fire.

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: 1 Total personnel: 25

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.