Deuel Creek Fire continues to burn, officials hopeful for more containment

Jul 5, 2022, 11:00 AM
Deuel Creek fire burns in the nighttime...
The Deuel Creek fire burns near Centerville. Photo credit: Centerville Police Department.

CENTERVILLE, Utah — The Deuel Creek Fire that sparked over the weekend continues to burn but fire officials expect to contain more of the fire on Tuesday.

In an update on Tuesday morning, fire officials from the U.S. Forest Service and the Utah Department of Natural Resources said the fire was 10% contained and continued to affect 129 acres.

According to the update, helicopters, fire engines, hotshot crews, and a Type 2 hand crew were all working to contain the Deuel Creek Fire.

Utah Fire Info posted the video below on Monday showing helicopters assisting in containing the fire.


Officials asked that the public continue to avoid the area, including roads leading in and the forest closure in order to allow firefighters to continue to work.

Rugged terrain and unstable trees in the area have caused difficulty for firefighters, according to officials. Despite challenges in the area, high temperatures and low humidity, fire managers “feel good” about making progress on Tuesday to contain the fire.

Utah fire investigators asked that anyone with information or footage of the fire contact the Centerville Police Department at 801-292-8441.

The Centerville Police Department said the cause of the fire was still under investigation but said “All indications are that this fire was human-caused, the most likely source being fireworks.”

The fire sparked east of Centerville on Sunday night and prompted the evacuation of homes in the area. The city lifted the evacuation order Monday morning and canceled the Centerville City Parade and Freedom Run scheduled for the Fourth of July due to the fire.

Related: Fire officials say aerial firework caused brush fire in Saratoga Springs

Today’s Top Stories


Credit: Utah Fire Info...
Adam Mason

UPDATE: North Blue Fire to be 100% contained by the end of the day.

Authorities responded to a new wildfire, the North Blue Fire, Thursday afternoon near Vernal. It was caused by lightning.
4 days ago
Wasatch County Fire...
Mark Jones

Fire starts up in Wasatch County near town of Daniel, quickly extinguished

Emergency personnel in Wasatch County say a new fire started up Wednesday on a mountain south of the town of Daniel. Officials say no cause of the fire has been determined.
5 days ago
Cinnamon Creek...
Mark Jones

DWR celebrates Cinnamon Creek as its newest wildlife management area

Cinnamon Creek, on the border of Cache and Weber counties, is the newest DWR wildlife management area.
7 days ago
Springville fire...
Mark Jones

Springville fire has burned 60 acres, is 10% contained, suspect in custody

A fire broke out Monday afternoon north of Springville. Crew fires from Mapleton, Provo Springville and Utah County Fire are on scene.
14 days ago
motorcycle crash highway 6...
Devin Oldroyd

Crews fight two roadside fires in Utah Sunday afternoon

Two roadside fires spark in Utah Sunday afternoon. One near Leeds, Utah, and the other near Birdseye, Utah.
15 days ago
wildfire plume study...
Simone Seikaly

In the American West, plumes of wildfire smoke are reaching new heights

The news about increasing wildfire plumes comes from atmospheric science researchers at the University of Utah.
18 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Deuel Creek Fire continues to burn, officials hopeful for more containment