WASATCH COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 15, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A new wildfire, named the Little Valley fire, sparked in Wallsburg on Friday evening, and crews quickly jumped on it to get it fully contained.
Late Friday night, Wasatch County Fire posted on Facebook, “It looks like they have made it around the whole perimeter and things are looking much better. They will be working through the night doing mop-up and making sure there are no flare ups.
“The cause is under investigation. The firefighters are now regrouping to get orders for the night. Thanks to all who have expressed concern and offer encouragement.”
Wasatch County Fire added that crews “will take a look at things in the morning and we will give more updates on the size and how long we will be there working.”
Pole Creek/Bald Mountain Community Meeting
According to a notice on InciWeb, the Great Basin Incident Management Team #1 will host a community meeting for the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires on Saturday Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. at the Salem Hills High School Auditorium, in Salem. The incident management team will be providing the most current information concerning both wildfires.
InciWeb said in a late Friday night update that current data indicates the fires may have merged, but added that this has not been officially verified.
According to InciWeb, the Bald Mountain Fire is 14,494 acres, and Pole Creek is 53,853 acres; however, for purposes of the Friday night update, the acreage has been combined for a total of 68,347.
The fire is still only 2 percent contained. The estimated containment date is Oct. 1.
- The 12-hour outlook for Pole Creek/Bald Mountain states: Forecasted red flag warnings with significant wind gusts out of the south, southwest and southeast will continue to actively drive the northerly toward Hwy 6 and Loafer and Diamond drainages.
- 24 hours: Potential threats to: Hwy 6 and Hwy 89 at Thistle; Union Pacific Railroad and Hwy 6 at Soldier Creek; Spring Lake on the west side of Bald Mountain and north Nebo Mountain towards Moark junction.
- 48 hours: Potential threats to: Hwy 6 and Hwy 89 at Thistle; Union Pacific Railroad and Hwy 6 at Soldier Creek; Spring Lake on the west side of Bald Mountain and north Nebo Mountain towards Moark junction.