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Alex Cabrero

Human-caused wildfires went from 893 to 450 in two years

The last two wildfire seasons in Utah show signs progress of reducing the number of human-caused fires.
2 months ago
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Cary Schwanitz

South Fork fire 50% contained

Fire managers said the South Fork Fire burning in Provo Canyon south of Vivian Park was 50% contained Tuesday.
3 months ago
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Madison Swenson

Fire crews work to extinguish blaze in Provo Canyon

Multiple agencies are responding to a new wildfire that broke out Monday afternoon in Provo Canyon.
3 months ago
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Brooke Williams

Project to provide air purifiers in Utah K-12 classrooms

Cleaner air improves student performance, decreases COVID transmission and school absenteeism. New project provides air purifiers for classrooms in Utah.
3 months ago
Firefighters use aircraft to battle a wildfire south of Salem, Oregon, on September 9. (Andrew Sels...
Amir Vera and Nouran Salahieh, CNN

Smoke from the Mosquito Fire begins creating unhealthy to hazardous conditions in northern California

A wall of smoke from the Mosquito Fire in the Sierra Nevada mountains is creating hazardous conditions in Northern California, choking the air with smoke as strong winds complicate firefighting efforts.
3 months ago
smoke settling in rocky mountains...
Nouran Salahieh, CNN

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

There are currently 94 large, active fires burning across eight states in the West, threatening local air quality.
3 months ago
Smoky skies in the Salt Lake valley seen from the Huntsman Center. (Photo by Alexis Williams)...
MORGAN LEE Associated Pres

US restarts burns of forest fuel, paused after runaway blaze

The U.S. government is resuming prescribed burning of National Forest lands across the nation to clear brush and small trees after a three-month pause to review and respond to climate change and risks of runaway wildfires.
3 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua

Two fires spark during record hot September

The record-breaking September heat is posing some challenges for fire crews in Ogden. The Valley Fire, originally named the Rainbow Fire, forced more evacuations overnight.
3 months ago
The Rainbow Fire near Ogden Canyon on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. The fire forced evacuations. (Chopper...
Madison Swenson & Eliza Pace, KSL TV

UPDATE: Fire evacuations in Ogden lifted

Officials with the Ogden Fire Department say evacuations will be lifted at 9 p.m. Tuesday as structures are "no longer at risk."
3 months ago
The sun rises over Mt. Shasta and homes destroyed by the Mill Fire on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, in W...
Rebekah Riess and Jay Croft, CNN

California wildfires grow overnight, evacuations ordered

As the West continues to roast in dangerous heat, two Northern California wildfires grew overnight and some residents have been told to leave.
3 months ago
The Route Fire lead to mandatory evacuation orders for residents as the area endured dangerously hi...
Aya Elamroussi, CNN

Evacuations ordered as wildfire rages in northern Los Angeles County

A wildfire raging in northern Los Angeles County swelled to more than 5,200 acres in less than a day Wednesday into Thursday, leading to mandatory evacuation orders for residents as the area endured dangerously high temperatures.
3 months ago
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Jed Boal

Utah’s 2022 summer was relatively smoke-free, but record heat is hurting air-quality

Utah has experienced a lot less smoke pollution than last summer, but ozone pollution is reaching unhealthy levels due to record heat.
3 months ago
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CNN

Oregon’s Rum Creek wildfire nearly doubles in size to more than 8,000 acres

Oregon's Rum Creek wildfire nearly doubles in size to more than 8,000 acres
3 months ago
The Stockton town council is holding an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss an ongoing water cris...
Jed Boal

Large crowd expected for emergency water meeting in Stockton Thursday night

The town of Stockton in Tooele County is up against several critical water issues heading into an emergency meeting with the town council and mayor Thursday.
3 months ago
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Michael Houck

Fire crews battle fire on tribal lands, lighting caused

First responders are fighting a wildfire on Saturday afternoon near Monarch Ridge and Brown's Draw Reservoir. 
4 months ago
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Madison Swenson

Lightning sparks wildfire near Vernal

Crews are responding to a new lightning-caused wildfire on Blue Mountain, about 20 miles east of Vernal.
4 months ago
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Madison Swenson

Crews fighting new lightning-sparked wildfire in Wasatch County

UPDATE: The Magpie Hill Fire is now 100% contained.
4 months ago
This E601 and Crew deployed to the Moose Fire, located approximately 17 miles north of Salmon, Idah...
Cary Schwanitz

Weber Fire District deploys crews to two states for wildfires

Crews from the Weber Fire District left for Texas and Idaho Tuesday to help battle wildfires.
4 months ago
Air support fighting the Springville fire, 08.01.22 (Credit: Mapleton City Fire Department)...
Michael Houck

PETA wants animal cruelty charges for Springville brush fire suspect

PETA is asking the Utah County Attorney's office to pursue cruelty-to-animals charges against the man who started a wildfire by lighting a spider on fire. 
4 months ago
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Associated Press

Washington town evacuated, some homes burned in wildfire

A small town in Washington state was evacuated due to a fast-moving fire that burned a half-dozen homes as crews in California made progress against the state’s deadliest and largest wildfire of the year.
4 months ago
The Springville hillside on fire. (Courtesy: Pritha Lal)...
Michael Houck & Andrew Adams

Police: Suspect arrested for causing Springville brush fire while trying to kill spider with lighter

Police have a man in custody after allegedly catching a hillside on fire while attempting to burn a spider Monday afternoon. 
4 months ago
(Mountain Green Fire Protection District)...
Josh Ellis

Morgan County firefighters extinguish firework-caused fire

Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire that was sparked by fireworks in Morgan County on Wednesday.
4 months ago
It took firefighters several hours to extinguish a fire that forced the closure of the highway seve...
Cary Schwanitz

Highway 279 near Moab reopened large grass fire

Several fire departments helped put out a grass fire that closed Highway 279 for a time Tuesday.
4 months ago
A helicopter heads out for another water dump on the Tibble Fire. (Utah Fire Info)...
Cary Schwanitz

Tibble Fire 100% contained, 2 reservoirs closed

The Pine Hollow and Silver Lake Flat reservoirs remained closed Sunday morning even though firefighters contained the Tibble Fire.
4 months ago
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