The Pack Creek Fire Started By An Abandoned Campfire Burning For Five Days - ViralTab

The Pack Creek Fire Started By An Abandoned Campfire Burning For Five Days

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

SAN JUAN COUNTY, UTAH- Firefighters continue to fight an active five-day forest fire in a steep and rugged area that drowns the surroundings in thick smoke. The scary sight of the black smoke and the wild flame was captured in Manti-La Sal National Forest in the County of San Juan County in Utah on 14th June. At the time of filming, it was established that the flames had already ‘swallowed’ an area of over 5,424 acres and are at 6 percent containment. The heavy blaze broke out in Pack Creek, southeast of Moab on 9th June. During the Pack Creek fire, evacuations were carried out from Blue Lake down through the Dark Canyon area. The cause of the fire was determined to be an unattended campfire near the Pack Creek Forest Service picnic area. No further details are known.

Michael Leidig

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