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Posted on: August 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Fire Update - Jacob's Ladder and Corner Canyon

Jacob’s Ladder Fire, Salt Lake Ranger District, near the Ghost Falls Trailhead in Salt Lake County, approximately 1.5 miles east of the LDS Draper Temple, Utah is currently approximately 2 acres in size. Initial reports of fire came into the Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) on August 3, 2016 around 7:15p.m. Unified Fire Authority (UFA) of Salt Lake County and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the scene for initial attack efforts. The fire is currently 0% contained. An update on containment will be given at 8:00p.m. today.

One helicopter, one hand crew (20 persons), and two engines are currently assigned to the fire. The fire is not threatening any structures at this time. There are no evacuations in place. A “unified command” between the Unified Fire Authority and the United States Forest Service is managing the fire. Only Forest Service lands have been burned by this fire.

Fire personnel from the Northern Utah Fire Interagency Center and Unified Fire Authority, are actively taking full suppression action and will continue to:

• Ensure firefighter and public safety as their number one priority
• Contain the fire to its current size and location
• Eliminate hot spots within the fire containment area

An investigation into the start of the fire that was conducted by wildland fire investigators has concluded that the fire was started by motorized equipment which is human caused. The Jacob’s Ladder area of both National Forest System and Draper City lands are closed to all motorized vehicles. It is prohibited to possess or operate any motor vehicle on National Forest lands outside of the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM), a violation of 36 CFR 261.13. If any members of the public have any additional information regarding the early stages of this fire or observed anything, they are encouraged to contact U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement at (801) 733-2668. Everyone is reminded to operate motorized vehicles only on designated routes. For more information on “Off Highway Vehicles/Motorized Vehicle Use Maps”, please visit:

Corner Canyon Fire, Salt Lake Ranger District, near the Orson Smith Trailhead in Salt Lake County, approximately 0.5 miles east of Draper, Utah has burned approximately 37 acres of private and U.S. Forest Service lands. The fire was first reported on the morning of August 3, 2016 at approximately 1:30a.m. by an unknown cause and is now 100% contained due to quick “Initial Attack” action taken by the Unified Fire Department. Today, an engine that is assigned to the fire, will continue mop-up efforts within the fire containment area.

Additional Information: The Upper Corner Canyon Road is currently closed to the public for all uses, to include bicycling, pedestrians, and motorized vehicles for firefighter safety and the safety of the public. Please do not operate Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) in the fire area of operation for the safety of fire personnel on the ground and in the air.

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest - Maps & Publications
Supervisor's Office (801) 999-2103 857 West South Jordan Parkway South Jordan, UT 84095 Mon-Fri:8:00am - 4:30pmFor Information Public Lands Information Center (801) 466-6411 3285 East 3300 South (inside REI) Salt Lake City, UT 84109 Mon-Fri:10:30am - 5:30pm Sat: 9:00am-1:00pm

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