South Fork Fire burning in Provo Canyon
PROVO, Utah — The South Fork Fire started on Monday, according to Utah Fire Info
The 23-acre fire is burning on U.S. Forest land in Provo Canyon, just south of Vivian Park.
Utah Fire Info says there are currently no threats to structures. Multiple resources are on hand, helping to put out the fire.
Dave Marfella, the fire chief with the North Fork Fire Department told KSL he believes the fire was started by lightning a few days ago. He says crews were dispatched to the scene around 5 p.m.
A helicopter and a few small tankers were providing air support until it got dark on Monday night, and then they were pulled off.
Crews were expected to be back working on the fire on Tuesday morning.
New Start: Utah County, #SouthFork fire is located in Provo Canyon, south of Vivian Park. The fire is currently estimated at 23 acres and is on USFS land. No current threats. Multiple resources, including the State’s Type 1 helicopter are on scene assisting with suppression. pic.twitter.com/glopSYpuxR
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) September 20, 2022
- Where things stand on wildfires burning in Utah
- Rocky Mountain Power working on canyon power lines to mitigate wildfires
Today’s Top Stories
- Man in custody after hours of negotiation in Orem home
- Chance of thunderstorms Thursday could affect BYU game
- Hurricane Ian weakens to Category 3 after making landfall in Florida, but officials warn the…
- Researchers using dirty diapers to develop new autism test
- American Leadership Academy responds to homecoming incident
- Former KSL NewsRadio talk show host in the path of Hurricane Ian
- Federal, state authorities warn of return of missed jury duty, outstanding warrant scam
- Controversial homecoming dress code ends in protest
- Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Davis and Weber counties
- How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces