UTAH

Evacuation order expanded in area of Pack Creek Fire

Jun 13, 2021, 7:04 PM | Updated: 7:26 pm
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Photo of the Pack Creek Fire, Credit: Allison Aaker via @UtahFireInfo

MOAB, Utah — The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has ordered the evacuation of all private property in and around the area east of Geyser Pass on the LaSal Mountains. 

The evacuation order includes Blue Lake down through the Dark Canyon area.

In a statement to KSL, Sheriff Jason Torgerson said that the Pack Creek Fire had breached Geyser Pass road, and that for the safety of all citizens, the evacuations were ordered.

“We ask that you evacuate at this time while it is safe to do so,” the statement continued. “Failure to evacuate at this time is at your own risk and your safety cannot be guaranteed.” 

Earlier Sunday afternoon, Utah Fire Info reported that the fight against the Pack Creek Fire continued on “accessible portions of the fire in steep and rugged terrain.”

The Pack Creek Fire is burning southeast of Moab, Utah, in what is described as live, but dry pinyon/juniper fuels in steep rugged canyons. This fire was human-caused by an abandoned campfire. On Sunday afternoon it was estimated to have consumed nearly 5,000 acres.

 

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