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Owners return to charred buildings after wildfire in Utah

Owners return to charred buildings after wildfire in Utah

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Homeowners in Utah are returning to the charred remains of 10 buildings destroyed by wildfire in Moab, while police investigate the source of the blaze. Continued hot, dry and windy weather prompted federal and state land managers to tighten fire restrictions Friday in several southeastern Utah […]

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8 houses in Utah tourist town of Moab destroyed in fire

8 houses in Utah tourist town of Moab destroyed in fire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the southern Utah tourist town of Moab. Moab city officials said in a news release Tuesday night that the fire started Tuesday night in a wooded area near an apartment complex. The blaze also destroyed two parking […]

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Raccoon starts Utah fire after getting caught on power line

Raccoon starts Utah fire after getting caught on power line

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a raccoon that got into the power lines was the culprit for a small brush fire overnight in Weber County. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Riverdale fire chief Jared Sholly said Monday that the raccoon set himself on fire on accident and then fell […]

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Trail Mountain Fire continues to grow in Emery County

Trail Mountain Fire continues to grow in Emery County

UPDATE: The fire continued to grow with only 10 percent containment on Thursday. Officials report over 9,554 burned Thursday morning. There are now 580 firefighters battling the blaze and an additional helicopter has been added to the efforts. — The Trail Mountain fire has grown to 7,154 acres on Wednesday. […]

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Controlled burn turns into wildfire

Controlled burn turns into wildfire

UPDATE: As of Friday afternoon, the fire grew to 878 acres Thursday, but may have slowed its advance on East Mountain. There are currently 208 personnel on the fire, with 12 engines, four helicopters and four air tankers. — Forest Service officials say a prescribed fire in Emery county has turned into […]

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Wildfire threat prompts restrictions in southwestern Utah

Wildfire threat prompts restrictions in southwestern Utah

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Public land managers in southwestern Utah are imposing new fire restrictions due to high temperatures and drought conditions adding up to a potential for dangerous wildfires. Nick Howell with the federal Bureau of Land Management’s Color Country District says projections indicate that June is probably […]

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Officials expect to fully contain wildfire by Thursday

Officials expect to fully contain wildfire by Thursday

VERNAL, Utah (AP) — Officials say they expect full containment of wildfire in northeastern Utah by Thursday night. The Deseret News reports the wildfire began Saturday afternoon about 20 miles (32.2 kilometers) north of Vernal and wildlife officials say it has consumed 0.81 square miles (2.1 square kilometers). Bureau of Land Management […]

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100-acre wildfire closes central Utah mine in US forest

100-acre wildfire closes central Utah mine in US forest

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Firefighters in central Utah are making progress on a 100-acre wildfire that closed a mine in a national forest about 100 miles southeast of Provo. Authorities believe a campfire lit by recreationists sparked the blaze reported Friday afternoon about 15 miles northwest of Huntington. Officials for […]

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Crews fighting fire near Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County

Crews fighting fire near Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County

Two fire crews are battling a wildfire in Emery County near the Crandall Canyon Mine, Northwest of Huntington. Officials with the Forest Service believe the fire was started over a week ago by a warming fire used by people recreating in the area. It wasn’t reported until 2 p.m. Friday. […]

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Former fire chief gets jail time for igniting Utah wildfire

Former fire chief gets jail time for igniting Utah wildfire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former state trooper and fire chief has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for intentionally igniting a wildfire in eastern Utah last year. The Deseret News reports 38-year-old Rex Richard Olsen was sentenced Tuesday after pleaded guilty in November to a felony charge of arson. […]

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