If weather allows and conditions are favorable, the forest service is working towards implementation of the prescribed burn in the Ferron Creek drainage with a start date between Aug. 8 and Aug. 10. The burn will continue until completed and is estimated to last about a week. The burn will be ignited by helitorch (aerial ignition) and helicopter activity will last approximately two days. By burning under controlled conditions, effects of the fire can be managed.
While the prescribed burn is taking place, the burn area will be closed to the public and there may be delays or temporary closures on Ferron Canyon Road, Forest Development Road No.022. Vehicles with high clearance may be routed around to the South Side Road, FDR No.043. In addition, Willow Lake Campground, as well as, the trails in the Georges Fork, Cove Creek and Singleton Flat areas will be closed.
Roads and trails affected by fire closure:
Ã¯Â¿Â½Ferron Canyon Road-Forest Service Road No. 022 Dairy Point to Ferron Reservoir.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Duck Fork Road-FSR No. 049.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Singleton Flat Road-FSR No. 109.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Hunters Highway-FSR No. 314.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Singleton Flat Trail-Forest Service Trail No. 71.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Cove Lake Trail-FST No. 7.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Willow Bunch Trail-FST No. 74.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Dairy Trail-FST No. 117.
Fire managers would like to remind everyone to be especially careful and fire conscious while recreating this summer.
If you need further information visit www.utahfireinfo.gov or please contact the Ferron Ranger District at 435/384-2372.