Evening Update 9-20-18

Wanrhodes area

Due to the hard work of firefighters and favorable weather conditions, the fire is now 32% contained and US Hwys 6 and 89 are now open in all directions. Though they roads have now been open, the forest closure is still in place.

The Pole Creek Fire continued its northern growth in Wanrhodes Creek today. Firefighters and aerial resources worked hard to protect structures and slow the fire from advancing into Hobble Creek Canyon. However, residents in Left Fork Hobble Creek Canyon were put on alert today to open any front-access gates and to move flammables away from their structures. This is a precautionary action that will allow firefighters to prepare for structure protection should the fire advance into that area.

Photo taken in Wanrhodes area

On the southeast flank, the fire continued to burn towards the Coal Hollow Fire, which crews are using as a fire break. Multiple “super scoopers” air tankers used Strawberry Reservoir as a water source for drops on this portion of the fire.

Evacuations in Covered Bridge and Diamond Fork areas remain in effect.

For more information:

Phone: 406-848-1940

Incident Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6199/


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