Fire Update - June 17
Incident: Dark Canyon Wildfire
26 mi west of Monticello Utah
Timber litter and understory
Observed Fire Behavior
Isolated spotting, single and group torching.
4 Crews (80 firefighters), 2 helicopters, misc. overhead personnel
Temporary delays expected on Elk Ridge Rd.
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.
Dark Canyon: Progress is steady and fire managers are asking that ATV and other public users avoid the area around the fire. Today, two additional crews join the effort which will make for greater containment along the fire’s upper edge.