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Kolob Fire

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  • adkramoo
    One of our members over on Canyons group posted this link. Informative, including a map http://www.utahfireinfo.gov/wildfires2006/kolob.htm
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 27, 2006
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      One of our members over on Canyons group posted this link.
      Informative, including a map


      http://www.utahfireinfo.gov/wildfires2006/kolob.htm
    • bomabro84738
      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
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 3, 2006
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        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
        8 a.m.
        Springdale, Utah 84767

        Kolob Fire Last Update July 1, 8 a.m.
        The Kolob Fire is 100%contained.
        Summary
        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
        investigation.
        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.
        Roads
        The Kolob Terrace Road is now open .All other roads in the park are
        open.Zion National Park and Springdale are
        open.
        Trails
        The Hop Valley and West Rim trails are now open.The following trails
        remain closed:
        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.
        Closures
        All areas in the fire are closed to all non-fire personnel.This
        includes park employees,researchers,residents,and
        visitors.
        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
        thunderstorms.
        Prognosis
        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.
        Thank You
        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.
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