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Red flag fire warnings posted for portions of Utah

Jul 4, 2023, 4:01 PM | Updated: 4:02 pm

Portions of southeast Utah were under a red flag warning on Tuesday afternoon because of high tempe...

The Cedar Knoll Fire, now at 3 acres, was ignited by lightning on the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and are expected to have the fire fully contained by Wednesday evening. (Utah Fire Info)

(Utah Fire Info)

SALT LAKE CITY — Portions of southeast Utah were under a red flag warning on Tuesday afternoon because of high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds according to the National Weather Service.

Residents of San Juan and Grand Counties should be on alert through 10 p.m. on Tuesday night.

 

Temperatures were expected to reach 100 degrees in southeastern Utah on Tuesday. There is also a potential for gusting winds, up to 30 miles per hour the National Weather Service reported. 

Utah Fire info said that by Tuesday afternoon, six fires burned in Utah (including the Cedar Knolls fire, pictured above.) Two of those, the Burnt Beaver and Iron Mine fires in Wasatch County, were prescribed burns.

Those celebrating the 4th of July with fireworks across the state of Utah are asked to take fire safety precautions which include having quick access to water while lighting fireworks, and disposing of fireworks and fireworks debris properly.

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