Pack Creek Fire now 58% contained; new Sego Fire sparks in Grand County

The lightning-caused Sego Fire started on the southern end of the Book Cliffs in Grand County on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Photo: Utah Fire Info/Twitter

SAN JUAN/GRAND COUNTY, Utah,  June 20, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews are reporting a “very  successful” Sunday on the Pack Creek Fire, and the start of a new fire in Grand County.

The Pack Creek Fire, south of Moab, in San Juan County, is now 58% contained, Utah Fire Info tweeted Sunday afternoon.

So far the fire has burned a total of 8,949 acres. 

“Crews will continue to mop up the southern portion of the fire line as crews on the north continue to increase containment,” the tweet says.

The Pack Creek Fire ignited on June 9 and was caused by an abandoned camp fire. A week ago, the fire breached Geyser Pass, and the San Juan County Sheriff ordered evacuations for all private property in and around the area east of Geyser Pass on the La Sal Mountains, from Blue Lake down through the Dark Canyon area.

The new Sego Fire is on the southern end of the Book Cliffs, on the north end of Thompson Springs, in Grand County, says a Utah Fire Info tweet.

The Sego wildfire, reported at 12:09 p.m., was caused by lightning and is in an area inaccessible to ground crews. Air resources are on scene.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information is provided.


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