Two new fire starts in northern Utah on Saturday

Oct 17, 2020, 2:34 PM | Updated: 4:09 pm
#RangeFire Utah County...
Smoke from the Range Fire in Utah County. Photo credit: Utah Fire Info

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

SALT LAKE CITY — Fire departments across northern Utah had two new fire starts demanding attention and resources on Saturday afternoon.

A brush fire burning in Orem near 1000 E. and Cascade Drive is referred to by Utah fire officials as the Range Fire. It is estimated to have burned 15 acres, and is growing.  An official cause is not yet known.

At the time of publication, there were no evacuation orders but KSL confirmed that Utah fire officials said there could be evacuation orders.


Several people have sent photographs and videos of the smoke from the Range Fire to KSL Newsradio.


Range Fire Amy Thackeray

Photo of the #RangeFire burning in Pleasant Grove, Utah, looking south from Lone Peak High School. Photo credit: Amy Thackeray


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Photo of #RangeFire burning in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Photo credit:


The other fire start in northern Utah on Saturday is burning in Summit County, east of Henefer, Utah.

The Fire Canyon Fire is estimated to have burned 60 to 80 acres. Fire officials say no structures are currently threatened and the cause of this fire is under investigation.


NEW START Resources are suppressing the #FireCanyonFire located in Summit County. The fire is estimated at 60 to 80 acres. No structures are threatened. The cause is under investigation. #ffslkw

Brush fire near Park City

Photo of #FireCanyonFire near Park City, photo credit Matt Newey

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Two new fire starts in northern Utah on Saturday