Daily Update - June 17
Incident: Lackey Fan Wildfire
3 miles North of La Sal, Utah
Brush, Slash, Mixed Conifer, Aspen
Observed Fire Behavior
9 crews (180 firefighters), 9 engines, 3 helicopters, misc. overhead personnel
Fire Situation: Lackey Fan and Dark Canyon fires were ignited by dry lightning as thunderstorms moved across southeast Utah Thursday night and Friday morning. Local crews suppressed a number of these fires, but wind and steep terrain caused both fires to quickly outpace firefighter efforts.
Lackey Fan: Crews established containment lines along 30% of the fire perimeter on Sunday. Cooler weather and periods of higher humidity allowed firefighters to make a direct attack along the southeast edge where the fire burned most actively on Friday.
Fire managers expect to see similar progress through today in anticipation of a Red Flag Warning going into effect Tuesday and Wednesday.