Wildfire

Halfway hill fire update...
Mark Jackson

Human-caused fires on the decline

In 2022, the data behind human caused fires in the state of Utah has significantly decreased. State fire officials credit Utahns and an ad.
2 days ago
SLCPD is currently investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday night. One person is in the hospit...
Mark Jones

New fire breaks out on Y Mountain in Provo

A fire on Y Mountain Fire has broken out Friday evening. Provo Fire says the U.S. Forest Service has been notified. Provo Fire also says it has received a lot of calls about the fire.
7 days ago
The South Fork Fire broke out Monday in Provo Canyon. It has burned 23 acres. Photo credit: Unita-W...
Mark Jones

South Fork Fire burning in Provo Canyon

The South Fork Fire ignited Monday up Provo Canyon, fire officials say. The fire has burned 23 acres, but is not a threat to any structures.
11 days ago
Caltrans workers remove a fallen tree blocking transit on SR-79 between Paso Picacho Campground and...
Nouran Salahieh, CNN

Air quality worsens as 94 fires burn across Western US, Kay weakens

Air quality alerts are in place across much of Washington, Oregon and Idaho as smoke from ongoing fires is leading to poor air quality in the aftermath of a record-breaking heat wave.
19 days ago
The Rainbow Fire broke out Tuesday afternoon in Ogden between 20th Street and Valley Drive. Photo c...
Simone Seikaly

Valley Fire evacuations lifted, fire now 40% contained

The Rainbow Fire in Ogden broke out Tuesday afternoon between Valley Drive and 20th Street. Fire crews say the blaze has forced the evacuation of 80 homes.
24 days ago
Firefighters survey homes on Wakefield Avenue destroyed by the Mill Fire on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022...
Rebekah Riess and Jay Croft, CNN

2 dead in Mill Fire as California wildfires grow and evacuations are ordered

As the West continues to roast in dangerous heat, two Northern California wildfires are growing and some residents have been told to leave, officials say.
26 days ago
mountain power lines...
Adam Small

Rocky Mountain Power working on canyon power lines to mitigate wildfires

Canyon power lines are simultaneously being upgraded in Big Cottonwood, Millcreek, and the Salt Lake foothills.
1 month ago
FILE: An air tanker drops retardant on the Parleys Canyon west of Park City on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2...
Dan Bammes

Utah lawmakers hear concerns about canyon wildfires, outdated plans

City council members told Utah legislators they have concerns about an aging plan to address fire in Utah's wildland urban interfaces.
1 month ago
Spring Canyon fire...
Mark Jones

New fire ignites in Spring Canyon in Carbon County

A fire in Spring Canyon broke out Wednesday afternoon in Carbon County. Fire officials say the fire is inaccessible by ground, and also say it was likely started by lightning.
1 month ago
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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Fire fighting plane above forest fire in Alaska...
MARK THIESSEN Associated Press

Alaska experiencing wildfires it’s never seen before

Of the 4,687 square miles (12,140 square kilometers) burned so far this year, only 2 square miles (5 square kilometers) have been from human-caused fires.
2 months ago
cox pleading for fire...
Kira Hoffelmeyer

Gov. Cox addresses fireworks, fire safety ahead of Pioneer day

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox is begging Utahns not to use personal fireworks this Pioneer Day holiday. “We are in extreme drought right now,” Cox said to Utah’s Morning News host, Amanda Dickson. “We’re begging people not to do personal fireworks.” Cox used his own family as an example, and said they have […]
2 months ago
Halfway hill fire update...
Waverly Golden

UPDATE: A new team moves in to continue fighting the Halfway Hill Fire

The Halfway Hill fire first started on July 8, 2022. The fire continues to burn and efforts to contain the fire continue.
2 months ago
Forestry officials say it's important to make sure your campfires are completely out....
Waverly Golden

Several Utah counties are under a Stage 1 Fire Restriction Order

The Utah Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that several Utah counties are under a Stage 1 Fire Restriction Order.
2 months ago
Officials at Zion National Park say a search and resuc mission was conducted Friday after reports o...
Mark Jones

New fire reported in Zion National Park

A fire broke out Wednesday inside of Zion National Park, and has burned 20 to 30 acres so far.
2 months ago
Smoke from the Jacob City Fire is pictured...
Mark Jackson

Fire officials say Jacob City Fire will cost $5.2 million

The Jacob City Fire will cost $5.2 million -- a price doesn't include follow-up work. The cost will be shared between federal and state agencies
2 months ago
Two firefighters walk outside a scene....
Aimee Cobabe

Fighting the heat isn’t just a summertime concern for Utah firefighters

Utah firefighters are hard at work this summer amid triple-digit temperatures. But managing the heat is something they train for.
2 months ago
chalk creek hieroglyphs with firefighters in front...
Becky Bruce

Firefighters work to protect Chalk Creek Hieroglyphs

FILLMORE, Utah — Stone etchings above a cave, the Chalk Creek Hieroglyphs in Millard County, remain for future Utahns to explore because firefighters fighting the Halfway Hill Fire took steps to protect the site.  The U.S. Forest Service said crews fighting the fire near Fillmore worked with archaeologists to protect the Chalk Creek Hieroglyphs. They […]
2 months ago
A fire began in Wanship located in Summit County. The blaze is affecting a roadway, according to UD...
Devin Oldroyd

Update: Wanship Fire fully contained

A fire began in Wanship located in Summit County. The blaze is affecting a roadway, according to UDOT Traffic.
2 months ago

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