Fire fighters building line to control blaze on Trail Mountain
The Trail Canyon fire continues to burn on United States and Utah public lands. The 508-acre site is located on the west side of Desolation Canyon approximately 30 miles southeast of Price.
Due to concerns for fire fighter safety, lack of access and resource benefits, the blaze is being monitored and evaluated.. During the last five days, the fire has grown by eight acres and is currently burning in a stand of Douglas-Fir, backing down the slope and moving west.
'Fire activity has calmed down substantially from earlier in the fire, but it is expected to increase over the next week with the forecasted hotter and drier weather,' noted incident commander Bradley Washa from the BLM's Utah state office.
Fifty-four firefighters are working at the scene and an incident command post has been established at Tavaputs Ranch.
The BLM expects the fire to burn into the summer and crews have constructed a contingency line between Trail and Dilly Canyon. If fire approaches the line, burn-out operations will be conducted. Crews are also developing defensible space around several nearby ranches.