Fires continue in Southern Utah, but smoke most likely won’t travel north

Jul 8, 2024, 5:30 PM | Updated: 5:55 pm

The Silver King fire is still 0% contained....

The Silver King fire is still 0% contained. (Gov. Spencer Cox via X)

(Gov. Spencer Cox via X)

MARYSVALE, Utah — Wildfires are still wreaking havoc on the southern end of the state. 

Silver King wildfire

Mother Nature isn’t making it easy for firefighters battling the Silver King Fire.

Between rising temperatures, plummeting humidity levels and 25 mph wind, firefighters are facing a daunting task trying to contain the spread of the fire.

But, National Weather Service Meteorologist Nicole Desmet doesn’t believe the smoke will make it up north towards the Wasatch Front. 

“Up north here we’re not actually being impacted by those fires down south,” she said. “The smoke plume from Silver King and the Deer Springs fire is actually all south of I-70.” 

At the moment, the Silver King fire is still 0% contained, covering over 10,000 acres. 

Deer Springs wildfire

Fire crews are also tackling a wildfire in Kanab this afternoon. The Deer Springs fire started Sunday afternoon. As of Monday, it’s burned through just over 9,000 acres, according to Utah Fire Info. 


The fire is located south of Bryce canyon. 

“Today’s operational priority is to secure the north flank of the fire, helping protect the Deer Springs Community and varying structures in the area once prevailing winds shift back, pushing the fire back to the north,” Utah Fire Info said in a press release. 

Utah Fire Info says the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but appears to be human caused.

Related: Growth of Silver King Fire leaves people in shock

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Fires continue in Southern Utah, but smoke most likely won’t travel north