9-21-18 Update Pole Creek and Bald Mountain 9:00 PM

For the second day in a row, crews made significant progress on the Pole Creek Fire, which is now 99,077 acres and 33% contained. Operations and agency administrators flew the southeast corner of the fire near Dry Creek Trail, looking for opportunities to take more direct action on the fire in a spot that has been challenging firefighters.

The fire continued backing down the ridge above the Covered Bridge area, but is moving very slowly. Fire crews were successful containing more line east of Diamond Fork, as well as along Hwy. 89.

Tomorrow, the fire may become active earlier in the morning Saturday as humidity recovery tonight is expected to be poor. Saturday will have near Red Flag Warning conditions, with southwest winds blowing 10-15 miles per hour and gusts to 30 miles per hour. Sunday may bring stronger winds, with gust to 40 mph.

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  1. Thank you firefighters and all the support teams. You are appreciated and we are grateful for your service to all our communities here in south Utah county. Please be safe so you can go home to your families.

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