FERRON, Utah, June 12—The Trail Mountain Fire grew to 6,497 acres Monday, moving north into Deer Creek Canyon, Rilda Canyon and the plateaus above Mill Fork Canyon, which all feed into Huntington Canyon. The southern and eastern advances of the fire have slowed.
Fire crews will be working to keep the fire west of Huntington Canyon (SR-31), north of Straight Canyon, east of Miller’s Flat Road and south of Mill Fork Canyon.
The fire moved quite slowly Friday and Saturday, but expanded to the southeast after high winds hit the ridgetops Sunday evening. The fire crossed into Meetinghouse Canyon and south to Whetstone Creek where a cabin was burned Monday.
The fire is burning in mixed conifer, with large amounts of dead and down timber. It is spotting up to a mile, leaving islands of green aspen and sage untouched
Columns of heavy smoke have been visible in local communities and residents have been traveling into Huntington Canyon to get a glimpse of the fire. Officials are asking anyone who does not have a legitimate need to stay away from Huntington Canyon in the interest of public and firefighter safety. Only fire personnel are allowed within the burn area during firefighting operations.
The Great Basin Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will take over the fire Tuesday evening.
Officers ask everyone to cooperate with closures in place for the duration of the fire. Indian Creek Campground is temporarily closed. There is a temporary flight restriction over the area of the fire and drones are not allowed over the fire.
Temporary closure of Forest Road 0040 (Cottonwood Canyon) has been implemented, as well as the closure of Forest Roads 0034, 2302, 2181, 2180, and 2182. Forest Trail 0051, the Trail Mountain CCC Trail, is also temporarily closed. Closures are ordered for firefighter and public safety. Further closures may occur as necessary. Closures will remain in place until the fire is controlled.