Wildfires

FILE: Crews drop fire retardant on the Jacob City Fire on July 9. (UWCNF)...
Josh Ellis

Jacob City Fire now 35% contained as monsoon moisture falls on Utah fires

Monsoon rains fells on all three of Utah's biggest wildfires on Wednesday, and the Jacob City Fire is now 35% contained.
3 months ago
The Apple Valley fire in Washington County. (Chaice Moyes)...
Michael Houck

UPDATE: Apple Valley fire is 100% contained

Utah Fire Info reports that the Apple Valley fire is 100% contained.
3 months ago
Utah Fire Info provided this aerial view of the Jacob City fire....
Eliza Pace & Andrew Adams

Man in custody after leaving hot saw on generator that allegedly sparked Jacob City Fire

A man is in custody after he allegedly left a hot saw on an RV generator next to a gas can, sparking what has become the Jacob City Fire.
3 months ago
Jacob City fire spread quicly in high winds...
Mike Anderson

Gov. Cox warns of extreme fire danger, stretched firefighting resources in Utah

Governor Spencer Cox and several firefighting agencies across Utah urged residents to be careful as extreme fire danger grips much of the state.
3 months ago
The Bountiful field fire (Courtesy: Home Free Family)...
Michael Houck

Crews battle two small field fires in Davis County

Firefighters battled against two field fires, one in Centerville and the other in Bountiful Monday morning. 
3 months ago
Halfway Hill Fire (Utah Fire Info)...
Karah Brackin

Multiple fires break out and continue to burn across the state

A handful of wildfires are making their way across the state over the course of only four days.
3 months ago
The Little Dell Fire. (Chopper 5/KSL TV)...
Josh Ellis

Crews battling new wildfire near Little Dell Reservoir

A new wildfire has started near the Little Dell Recreation Area and Interstate 80.
3 months ago
Myron Burnett recalling his experience with the Jacob City Fire almost burning down his soon to be ...
Kiersten Nunez

‘I can’t say how much it means:’ Tooele Co. resident thanks first responders for saving his future home

It was "a moment of rejoicing" for a Tooele County resident whose home was almost caught in the Jacob City Fire.
3 months ago
Halfway Hill Fire (Utah Fire Info)...
Cary Schwanitz

Four arrested in connection with Halfway Hill Fire

Millard County sheriff’s deputies arrested four men Saturday night in connection with the Halfway Hill wildfire.
3 months ago
Utah Fire Info provided this aerial view of the Jacob City fire....
Cary Schwanitz

Jacob Fire grows but better weather conditions to improve on Utah Sunday

Utah Fire Info said firefighters expected the weather to be “more favorable” Sunday as they fight several wildfires.
3 months ago
The Jacob City fire in Tooele County....
Michael Houck

Two wildfires spark in Tooele County and Cache County

Two wildfires started just minutes apart from each other, in opposite areas of Utah. 
3 months ago
(Jody Rich)...
Madison Swenson and Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Evacuations underway for two Millard County wildfires

Evacuations are underway for two different wildfires in Millard County — the Dry Creek Fire and the Halfway Hill Fire. A tire shredding plant is also burning in the county at this time.
3 months ago
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
Josh Ellis

SLC firefighters battle 2-alarm fire near I-215 to SR 201 ramp

Firefighters responded to the area of Interstate 215 and state Route 201 due to a 2-alarm wildland fire Wednesday morning.
3 months ago
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Alex Cabrero

‘You could hear it just crackling’: Residents are thankful for firefighters quick response

"You know how you hear it, crackling like a little campfire? You could hear it just crackling,” Centerville residents are thankful for the quick response from first responders to the Deuel Creek Fire.
3 months ago
The Left Fork Fire flares up again. (Utah DWR)...
Michael Houck

Firefighters battled against two smaller fires Sunday night

While fire crews battled against the Deuel Creek Fire in Centerville, other first responders handled two other blazes Sunday night.
3 months ago
Chief Craft on Traverse...
Ladd Egan

‘It’s just primed to burn right now’: Lehi fire chief urges caution with fireworks during windy conditions

After the devastating fire in 2020, Lehi fire officials are worried about another blaze hitting their community.
3 months ago
Jed Boal

‘There’s smoke everywhere’: residents recall evacuating during the Deuel Creek Fire

“I came out running and looked up, and there’s just like smoke everywhere;” residents tell their stories of evacuating late at night during the Deuel Creek fire.
3 months ago
The Deuel Creek Fire burns in the foothills near Centerville Monday morning. (John Wilson/KSL TV)...
Josh Ellis, Karah Brackin & Bonnie Stray, KSL TV

Centerville wildfire ‘most likely’ caused by fireworks; evacuation orders lifted

Dozens of homes were evacuated early Monday morning after a human-caused wildfire spread quickly in the foothills east of Centerville.
3 months ago
The Left Fork fire on 06.20.22 as it's 2608 acres and 5% contained. (Credit: KSL-TV)...
Michael Houck

‘Left Fork Fire’ is 100% contained after a two month battle

The Left Fork Fire is 100% contained but flared up again in mid-June, growing to over 4,000 acres.
3 months ago
A look from Chopper 5 shows just how dry feuls are along the Wasatch Front. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Chopper 5 shows why firefighters are on high alert for Fourth of July weekend

With plenty of dry brush fireworks, and possible thunderstorms, much of the Wasatch Front is primed with the potential for wildfires.
3 months ago
(Karah Brackin/KSL TV)...
Jed Boal & Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Gov. Cox, officials ask all to prevent wildfires during holiday fireworks season

Gov. Spencer Cox, state leaders and local officials are asking everyone to celebrate responsibly and help prevent human-caused wildfires this holiday fireworks season and beyond.
3 months ago
(Kane County Utah Sheriff's Office)...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Evacuations ordered due to Left Fork Fire in southern Utah

The Bryce Woodlands Estates have been ordered to evacuate due to the Left Fork Fire burning in Kane County.
3 months ago
Daniel Encinias stands next to the ruins of his home, which was destroyed by the Hermits Peak/Calf ...
Jennifer Henderson and Ella Nilsen, CNN

US Forest Service admits errors in routine prescribed burn that sparked largest fire in NM history

A Chief's Review of New Mexico's Hermits Peak Fire released Tuesday found that U.S. Forest Service errors during a routine prescribed burn contributed to the largest wildfire in New Mexico history.
3 months ago
Firefighter watching for any embers across the line during a tactical firing operation at night on ...
AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press

Biden signs off on hefty pay raise for federal firefighters

President Joe Biden has signed off on giving federal wildland firefighters a hefty raise for the next two fiscal years.
3 months ago
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