UTAH

More Utah firefighters head to California

Dec 7, 2017, 8:51 AM | Updated: 8:56 am

Follow @kslmrichards...

Fire crews and personnel representing agencies all over Utah are on the way to Southern California to help fight the massive wildfire there.

Some left Wednesday, but the bulk left Thursday morning after mobilizing at the Provo Towne Center.

The Northern Utah crews that rallied in Provo headed south to pick up more Southern Utah crews along the way to California.

The deployment is for two weeks, so they expect to be there until December 20th, but say it could be longer or shorter.

Utah will not be left in danger while these crews are gone. Others will be doing overtime or double shifts in case any fires break out here. Utah is now in house/indoor fire season and out of wildfire season, but in California, wildfire danger lasts all year long.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Utah

Smoke rises from a brush fire in St. George....

Don Brinkerhoff

St. George brush fire damages one home

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A brush fire damaged one St. George home. It appears to have started in a nature park.  St. George City Fire Chief Robert Stoker said they got a report of smoke at Brooks Nature Park. Additionally, the report said that some juveniles were witnessed running from the scene.  “[The] Nature Park […]

50 seconds ago

Agriculture officials said the fire most likely started after a piece of equipment malfunctioned at...

Emma Keddington and Simone Seikaly

Equipment malfunction suspected after fire at Utah egg farm

A 21,000 square foot barn at Oakdell Egg Farms quickly caught fire when a power washer caught fire.

14 hours ago

FILE: An arson investigation is underway after several suspicious fires in Salt Lake City on Tuesda...

Britt Johnson

Salt Lake City Fire conduct arson investigation Tuesday morning

An arson investigation is underway after several suspicious fires in Salt Lake City on Tuesday.

15 hours ago

Ahead of the NHL to Utah party on Wednesday, Utahns crowded the plaza of the Delta Center and waite...

Simone Seikaly, Eric Cabrera, Emma Keddington, Adam Small

Utahns showing up for the NHL in Utah

Ahead of the NHL to Utah party, Utahns crowded the plaza of the Delta Center and waited in long lines for the party to start.

17 hours ago

Two proposals — one aimed at students attending schools on F1 visas and the other targeting all a...

Amy Donaldson

Big changes proposed for Utah high school sports involving local, international students

Proposals involving F1 visas and athletic transfers were approved Wednesday by the executive committee of the Utah High School Activities Association.

18 hours ago

Utahns were reunited with their cat after they accidentally shipped it to California with an Amazon...

Eliza Pace, KSLTV.com

Utahns reunited with pet cat they accidentally shipped with Amazon return

A Utah couple got the surprise of their life when they got a call that their missing pet cat was found in Los Angeles in an Amazon box.

20 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

More Utah firefighters head to California