October 2, 2018


Pole Creek Fire/Bald Mountain Fire (Juab and Utah Counties, 12 miles northeast of Nephi) – This report reflects both the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires. The Pole Creek Fire is 102,188 acres (84 acre increase from yesterday) and is 83% contained. The Bald Mountain Fire is 18,620 acres (no acre increase from yesterday) and is 99% contained.

  • Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations remain in place for the Right Fork Hobble Creek and Diamond Fork areas.
  • Closures: Nebo Loop Road at State Road -132 in Nephi Canyon, Santaquin Canyon, Payson Canyon, and Right Fork Hobble Creek Canyon are closed.
  • Temporary Flight Restriction: There is a temporary flight restriction over the fire areas.

Mirror Lake Complex Fire (Summit County, 12.5 miles east of Kamas) – The complex fire is comprised of the Slate and Murdock Fires. It is 5,592 acres (no acre increase from yesterday) and is 10% contained. There are no current threats. Mirror Lake Highway (State Route 150) from the Murdock Basin Turnoff to Ruth Lake Campground is now open. Fire management transitioned back to the local unit on October 2.

WeatherThe National Weather Service has issued:

  • A Flash Flood Watch for most of Utah effective through late tonight. Moisture will surge north into central and northern Utah today, allowing for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms which will be heavy at times. Flash flooding is possible near burn scars, steep terrain, and urban areas with poor drainage. Streams and rivers will be running fast and high by mid week.
  • A Hazardous Weather Outlook for all of Utah. Tropical moisture will continue to spread northward into the outlook area today. Much of Utah will see widespread rain.
  • A Hydrologic Outlook for southeast Utah rivers. Widespread rainfall is expected over much of eastern Utah tonight through early Wednesday. The most significant precipitation amounts are forecast to fall over river basins originating in the San Juan Mountains.

Utah County Emergency Declaration – On September 14, Utah County issued an emergency declaration due to the Bald Mountain and Pole Creek Fires.

Juab County Emergency Declaration – On September 14, Juab County issued an emergency declaration due to loss of natural gas supplies to Nephi, Mona, Levan, and Rocky Ridge after being shut off for the Bald Mountain and Pole Creek Fires. Dominion Energy continues to recharge the lines as necessary until there is no longer a threat to the lines.

Active Fires – For a map of all active fires statewide, click here.

Fire Restrictions – Fire restrictions are in place across the State. Click here for active fire restrictions.

Drought Declarations and Conditions – Box Elder, Wayne, Grand, Emery, Carbon, and San Juan Counties have active emergency drought declarations. Click here for current drought conditions across the State. Visit the Utah Department of Natural Resources website for current reservoir levels (click each graph to enlarge).

Harmful Algal Bloom – Panguitch Lake and Lincoln Marina and Lincoln Beach at Utah Lake remain under a Danger Advisory and are closed due to harmful algal bloom. Algal Bloom Warning Advisories remain in effect for Manning Meadow Reservoir, Mill Meadow Reservoir, Otter Creek Reservoir, Matt Warner Reservoir, Scofield Reservoir, Island Resort and Rainbow Bay in Deer Creek Reservoir, as well as the rest of Utah Lake. Click here for more information.

Always check your National Weather Service– SLC