Tag Archives: Utah

Media Access to Wildfires Varies by State

Differences even among government agencies     By JANIE HAR and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old ...

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6400 Fire Destroys Structures in Utah

Several structures destroyed     Wildland Firefighter FRUITLAND, Utah — FOX 13 reports that the 6400 Fire, formerly named the Fruitland Church Fire, has burned at least 225 acres and is 50 percent contained. One home and two other structures ...

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Fireworks Caused Utah Traverse Fire

Some evacuations still in effect     LEHI, Utah (AP) — Fireworks caused a wildfire in Utah that forced out residents of houses and an apartment building early Sunday before crews managed to turn back the blaze as it encroached ...

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Bureau of Land Management to Fund 11,000 Miles of Fuel Breaks

Strategic project in six states     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometers) of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort ...

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Utah Extends Fire Restrictions

Regions have been without precipitation since June     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seasonal fire restrictions are being extended in 11 Utah counties by a month due to what officials say are dry conditions and continued problems with controlling ...

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Lone Peak Hotshots 2019 Video

A look at the fire season     Shayne Ward – Our 2019 season summed up in a short video. Follow us on Facebook @LonePeakHotshots for pictures, videos, updates, and hiring opportunities.

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Utah Couple Cited for Starting Wildfire

Fire burned 300 acres and destroyed three homes     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Layton couple has been cited after authorities say they left a still-lit campfire that caused a wildfire, destroying three homes and forcing hundreds to ...

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Utah Wildfire Officials Prepare for Post-Fire Erosion

Davis County fire at least 68% contained     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A northern Utah wildfire response team has begun preparing for potential post-fire erosion and flooding in the region, officials said. The Davis County fire was 68% ...

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Firefighter’s Widow Sues Over Mendocino Complex Fire Death

Battalion Chief Draper was killed in a fire retardant drop     SACRAMENTO (AP) — The widow of a Utah firefighter who was killed when a supertanker dropped nearly 20,000 gallons of fire retardant near his position fighting the Mendocino ...

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Firefighters Battle Fast-Growing Utah Wildfire

Wildfire grew to nearly 2.7 square miles     TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A wind-fueled wildfire west of Salt Lake City is growing, but it isn’t threatening any homes. Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands spokesman Jason Curry ...

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