Bennion Creek Fire 25% Contained

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Fire behavior June 9. (U.S. Forest Service photo by Tom Talbot)

Bennion Creek Fire Update  

Thursday, June 10, 2021 – Morning Update 

Fire Information

202-320-7170 (7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.)

Email: Colin.Dunn@USDA.gov

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UtahWildfire

Websites: https://www.utahfireinfo.gov

 

Date Started: June 4, 2021                   Location: Bennison Ridge, Manti- La Sal NF, UT

Cause:  Natural     Total acres: 1,471      Containment: 25%   Total Personnel: 132

June 10, 2021, 8:00 AM

FIRE SUMMARY

The Bennion Fire is continuing to burn in the vicinity of Skyline and Starvation roads on the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Handcrews and engines made additional progress yesterday. The crews conducted a successful firing operation on Wednesday, tying in a piece of line. Following a successful shift yesterday, the fire is now 25% contained. Today, crews will continue to secure line and scout for additional control features and opportunities.

Based on progress made by crews yesterday and today and the Type 3 team’s comfort level, a small number of resources continue to be on loan to the Bear Fire near Helper. Loaned resources will return to Bennion Creek when the Bear Fire receives the resources they have ordered.

Smoke is visible in the surrounding communities and from Highway 6. Starvation Road, Bennion Ridge Road and Forest Road 0008 (Bear Ridge Road) are closed for public and firefighter safety. Please remain clear of the fire area.

Current Resources:
Handcrews: 4
Engines: 3
Helicopters: 4
Dozer: 2

Closures : Bennion Ridge Road, Forest Road 0008 (Bear Ridge Road) and Starvation Road.

Evacuations: None

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