16 Jun 2008, 8:37pm
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Corn Creek Fire

Location: 11 mi. W of Escalante, Garfield Co. UT

Specific Location: Dixie NF, Lat 37° 47´ 28″; Lon 111° 47´ 43″

Date of Origin: 06/15/2008
Cause: Human

Situation as of 06/21/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: unreported (demobilization in process)
Size: 2,269 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Cost to Date: $1,908,105

Final line was established and rehabilitation, mop-up and the falling of hazardous trees along Corn Creek and Main Canyon Roads were performed. Today crews worked on the remaining interior hotspots and continued mop-up and rehabilitation.


Situation as of 06/20/08 AM
Total Personnel: 465
Size: 2,269 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Cost to Date: $1,594,378

Estimated Containment Date: 6/21/2008


Situation as of 06/19/08 AM
Total Personnel: 465
Size: 2,212 acres
Percent Contained: 45%

Costs to Date: $1,105,364

Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Land ownership USFS 2135 acres, Private 77 acres. Road closure and structure protection remains in effect.

Structures Threatened: 7 OUTB , 3 PRIM


Situation as of 06/18/08 AM
Total Personnel: 325
Size: 2,500 acres
Percent Contained: 20%

Costs to Date: $555,652

Good progress made securing fire perimeter in Main Canyon. Fire moving into Cherry Creek drainage. ICP established at Escalante High School.

Observed Fire Behavior: Active with group torching.


Situation as of 06/17/08 PM
Total Personnel: 179
Size: 2,250+ acres
Percent Contained: 20%

Type 2 IMT (Harvey) to be in place Tuesday, June 17.


Situation as of 06/17/08 AM
Total Personnel: unknown
Size: 2,250 acres
Percent Contained: 20%

There are several seasonal cabins, timber and grazing management areas, fish streams, and other wildlife and cultural resources in the area that are threatened by the fire.

Fire crews from the Color Country Fire Management Area are on the scene. Local
volunteer fire departments have assisted in suppression efforts. A Type III Incident
Management Team from Color Country is currently managing the fire. Some time on
Tuesday, a Type II IMT will take over management.


Situation as of 06/16/08
Total Personnel: unknown
Size: 2,000 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Main Canyon Road closed from Forest Highway 17 to Forest Highway 149, North Creek Intersection to Escalante Summit. Forest Road 144 (above Allen’s Canyon and Stump Springs Junction) and FR 147 also closed.

Red Flag Warning for low humidity, gusty winds 15 to 20 mph.



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