Pack Creek Fire now contained at 58%; a new Sego Fire makes sparks in Grand County


The lightning strike Sego fire started at the south end of Book Cliffs in Grand County on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Photo: Utah Fire Info / Twitter

SAN JUAN / GRAND COUNTY, Utah, June 20, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) – Crews report a “very successful” Sunday on the Pack Creek Fire and the start of a new fire in Grand County.

Pack Creek fire, south of Moab, San Juan County, now stands at 58% content, Utah Fire Info tweeted Sunday afternoon.

So far, the fire has burned a total of 8,949 acres.

“Teams will continue to clear the southern part of the line of fire as northern teams continue to increase containment,” the tweet said.

The Pack Creek fire started on June 9 and was caused by an abandoned campfire. A week ago, the fire breached Geyser Pass and the San Juan County Sheriff ordered the evacuation of all private property in and around the area east of Geyser Pass on the La Sal mountains, from Blue Lake to the Dark Canyon area.

The new Sego Fire sits at the south end of Book Cliffs at the north end of Thompson Springs in Grand County, according to a tweet from Utah Fire Info.

The Sego forest fire, reported at 12:09 am, was caused by lightning and is in an area inaccessible to ground crews. Air resources are there.

Gephart Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.


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