Fire

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
Willow Creek fire, Heber-Kamas Ranger District
As of July 7, 2018 
#WillowCreekfire 1,311 acres 96% completed. Smoke will continue to be visible from surrounding areas fire personnel will continue to monitor the fire daily area closure has been terminated but the Bjorkman Hollow road will remain closed.
News Releases Temporary road closure and map
For information about fires on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest call (801) 558-8016

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.

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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. More.
Forest Fuels Projects
Spanish Fork Ranger District-Sheep Creek and Vernon lop and scatter project