- One of our members over on Canyons group posted this link.
Informative, including a map
- EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA
The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the
American people so that all may experience our heritage.
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Zion National Park
July 1, 2006
Springdale, Utah 84767
Kolob Fire Last Update July 1, 8 a.m.
The Kolob Fire is 100%contained.
The Kolob Fire is north of Virgin,UT on BLM,NPS,state,and private
land.The final fire size is 17,632 acres.10,516
acres are in Zion National Park.A horse trailer,two out buildings,two
vehicles,and a cabin and a house were burned.
There were no other structural losses.There have been three minor
firefighter injuries.The cause of the fire is under
Resources on the Fire
Three engines,two helicopters,one water truck,and 40 firefighters (2
crews)are on the fire.Air tankers remain
available.Brunner 's type II incident command team,working out of the
LaVerkin Elementary School is managing
operations.The fire camp is at the school.Total personnel on the fire
are 200 with personnel being demobilized as
activity winds down.
The Kolob Terrace Road is now open .All other roads in the park are
open.Zion National Park and Springdale are
The Hop Valley and West Rim trails are now open.The following trails
Connector Trail Wildcat Canyon Trail
Left Fork (Subway)and Right Fork of North Creek
Dalton Wash Trail Chinle Trail
Coal Pits Wash Scoggins Wash
Huber Wash Grapevine
Closures do not affect the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive,the shuttle,or
the Zion-Mt Carmel Highway and tunnel.
All areas in the fire are closed to all non-fire personnel.This
includes park employees,researchers,residents,and
Today's Weather Forecast
Partly cloudy.Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon.Maximum temperature:99-102 degrees.
Minimum humidity:11-14%.Down slope 4-7 mph becoming SW 5-10 mph in
the afternoon.Gusty erratic winds near
The fire is 100%contained.Inside the line the fire is creeping and
smoldering.Today crews will patrol and monitor
and be ready for initial attack on any new fire starts.Last night
lightning started a small fire between Cougar
Mountain and the West Temple.The weather is forecast to become hotter
and dryer for the busy Fourth of July
weekend.Everyone is encouraged to be safe with fire.
The Incident Command Team would like to thank the local communities
for their support during this difficult time.
Your generosity (great cookies,root beer floats,and watermelon)and
understanding are greatly appreciated.