The West Fork Fire started on Saturday at approximately 12:30 p.m. The human caused fire was caused by equipment working on a private road. The fire grew rapidly burning through grass and mixed timber. Dry, windy conditions created extreme fire behavior which aided the fire’s growth in the afternoon. Cooler temperatures late Saturday afternoon slowed fire activity and firefighters worked to control the fire spread south of Ski Run Road. Carbon County Sheriff’s Office will be alerting residents of any changes in evacuation status.
Pine Crest, 8 miles East of Columbus and 6 miles West of Park City, North of Interstate 90, Montana.
Large incident map currently updated on Fridays or as fire conditions warrant.
Fire locations are based on data provided by the National Interagency Fire Center and are subject to change.
Large Incident: A wildfire of 100 acres or more occuring in timber, or a wildfire of 300 acres or more occuring in grass/sage. Wildland Fire: Any nonstructure fire, other than prescribed fire, that occurs in the wildland. Wildland Fire - IMT1: Wildland fire; Type 1 Incident Management Team Assigned. Wildland Fire - IMT2: Wildland fire; Type 2 Incident Management Team Assigned. Wildland Fire - Other: Wildland fire; Other Incident Management Team Assigned besides a Type 1 or Type 2 team (e.g. Type 3). Wildland Fire Use (WFU) Fire - A naturally ignited wildland fire that is managed to accomplish specific prestated resource management objectives in predefined geographic areas outlined in Fire Management Plans.
Map information provided courtesy of the UDSA Remote Sensing Application Center using data provided by the National Interagency Fire Center. The data is subject to change.
It will be dry and unseasonably warm over the western U.S. this weekend as a ridge of high pressure strengthens. In contrast, the northeast quarter of the Nation will continue to be cool and unsettled through next week from the northern Plains through New England with periodic intrusions of wintery weather. The ridge over the west will be undercut by a closed low pressure system over the southwest U.S. early next week with showers and thunderstorms spreading from the southern Rockies through the mid-Atlantic region. This will weaken the ridge and provide a more progressive pattern for the Intermountain West next week with precipitation in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. Westerly flow over California will deliver a prolonged period of onshore winds and higher humidity through next week.
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