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Little Twist wildfire, southeast of Beaver, is now 1,000 acres in size

Jun 15, 2024, 5:17 PM | Updated: 5:21 pm

The Little Twist wildfire grew to 1,000 acres on Saturday, June 15, 2024, according to a news relea...

The Little Twist wildfire grew to 1,000 acres on Saturday, June 15, 2024, according to a news release from the Central Utah Fire Interagency. (Utah Fire Info)

(Utah Fire Info)

BEAVER  The Little Twist wildfire grew to 1,000 acres on Saturday, according to a news release from the Central Utah Fire Interagency.

The fire, which started earlier this week, is located 4 miles southeast of Beaver, and is 0% contained.

The Central Utah Type 3 Incident Management Team took command of the fire on Saturday at 6 a.m.

On Friday, the fire was listed at 857 acres, and was being fought by hotshots, local engines and air resources, according to a social media post by Utah Fire Info.

The release also states that the fire was “very active” on Friday afternoon and evening.

“Fire behavior is expected to remain similar, with gusty winds expected through the weekend,” the release stated.

For the remainder of the weekend, smoke will remain visible from Interstate 15, Interstate 70 and Interstate 89 and the surrounding communities.

The Little Twist wildfire grew to 1,000 acres on Saturday, June 15, 2024, according to a news release from the Central Utah Fire Interagency. (Utah Fire Info)

The release stated fire crews spent Saturday looking for “areas to safely implement direct and/or indirect fire line utilizing natural barriers and favorable fuel types which provide the greatest opportunity to work
towards successful containment of the fire both safely and effectively.”

The release stated Little Reservoir, Tushar Lakeside, and Kents Lake Campgrounds remain open to the public for camping and day use.

Read the full story and more from Mark Jones on KSL.com.

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Little Twist wildfire, southeast of Beaver, is now 1,000 acres in size