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Fire restrictions loosen slightly in Fishlake National Forest

Fire restrictions loosen slightly in Fishlake National Forest

The US Forest Service is lifting some fire restrictions in Fishlake National Forest. The restrictions now include prohibiting using a fire outside a designated area. Smoking is also prohibited except inside a vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site. The Forest Service is crediting recent precipitation for helping lower […]

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Body of firefighter killed in California returns to Utah

Body of firefighter killed in California returns to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The body of a Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history returned to his home state Wednesday. Cal Fire officials escorted Matthew Burchett’s casket Wednesday to an airport in the Northern California city of Ukiah. Burchett’s wife, brother and a […]

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Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won’t go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze. The Spectrum newspaper reports a judge decided Tuesday that 62-year-old Robert Lyman couldn’t get a fair trial in Iron County due to […]

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Central Utah highway reopens after closure due to wildfire

Central Utah highway reopens after closure due to wildfire

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A portion of a major east-west highway in central Utah has reopened after being closed because of a wildfire still contained around only 2 percent of its perimeter. U.S. 6 reopened Tuesday night after being closed after the fire jumped the fire Sunday. The closure […]

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Wildfires continue in Sanpete and Utah Counties

Wildfires continue in Sanpete and Utah Counties

The Coal Hollow and Hilltop fires are both continuing to burn in Utah and Sanpete Counties. The same Type two incident management team is working on both fires and sharing resources. According to the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office, the two structures burned in the Hilltop Fire were not homes. One […]

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New wildfire burning in Sanpete County forces evacuations

New wildfire burning in Sanpete County forces evacuations

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 12 P.M.: The Hilltop fire is continuing to grow in Sanpete County. The fire grew Tuesday to more than 1,400 acres with 0 percent containment. Residents in the Milburn area will be allowed back with a pre-evacuation notice Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. — TUESDAY 1:30 A.M.: Officials […]

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Grand Canyon closes North Rim road, trails due to wildfire

Grand Canyon closes North Rim road, trails due to wildfire

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is closing a scenic road to a North Rim vista and two trails because of a lightning-caused wildfire that has grown to 3.5 square miles (9 square kilometers). Park officials said Cape Royal Road, Cape Final Trail and Cliff […]

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Utah agencies sending crews to fight California wildfires

Utah agencies sending crews to fight California wildfires

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City Fire Department is among more than a half-dozen Utah agencies sending firefighters and three engines to help battle wildfires in California. Chief Karl Lieb says his department is proud to join other thousands of firefighters who have been working tirelessly to […]

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Cove Creek Fire continues extreme burn

Cove Creek Fire continues extreme burn

UPDATE: According to the Forest Service, crews now have 43 percent containment on the blaze. The total acres is still at 2,586 Wednesday morning. — Crews are continuing to battle the Cove Fort Fire in Millard, Beaver and Sevier Counties. The fire has burned 2,586 acres by Tuesday morning with […]

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Wildfire closes 23-mile stretch of I-70 in southern Utah

Wildfire closes 23-mile stretch of I-70 in southern Utah

COVE FORT, Utah (AP) — An 11-day-old wildfire shifted direction Saturday, forcing closure of a 23-mile (37-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 70 near its junction with Interstate 15 in southern Utah. Officials said the closure of I-70 in both directions was due to safety concerns for both firefighters and the public. […]

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