Firefighter Efforts Continue on Uintah Fire
Incident: Church Camp Wildfire
Neola, Utah - Firefighters continue efforts to contain the Uintah Fire that is burning in Uinta Canyon, north of Neola, Utah on the Ashley National Forest. The fire is 60 percent contained and remains approximately 11 acres in size.
The fire is burning in thick timber and rocky terrain on a slope west of the Uinta River. Fire crews are utilizing water pumped from the river through hoses leading to and surrounding the primary fire area. Two helicopters are also being utilized to drop water on the fire.
An area closure is in effect for Uinta Canyon north of the Uinta Group Campground. The closure is in effect for the Uinta Canyon Trail (trail #044), Chain Lakes Trail (trail #043), trail 045 leading into Uinta Canyon, and the surrounding area.
Individuals who are planning outings in Uinta Canyon or traveling in the Wilderness near this area are encouraged to contact the Roosevelt/Duchesne Forest Service District Office for information and a map of the closure area. The office phone number is (435) 738-2482.
Approximately 60 personnel and two helicopters are assigned to the Uintah Fire.
Fire officials remind visitors of the state-wide fire restrictions and caution individuals to be especially careful with anything that could start a fire. Due to the extreme fire danger condition, firefighters and engines will be making regular patrols throughout the Forest throughout the weekend and as long as these conditions exist.
The Church Camp Fire is 100 percent contained with the last update provided on July 6.
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