Tag Archives: Utah

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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Utah Wildfire 100% Contained

Abandoned campfire burned over 300 acres     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire in northern Utah that destroyed three homes and damaged eight others is 100% contained as of Sunday evening. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Kim Osborn said ...

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Evacuation Orders Lifted for Hundreds of Homes in Utah

Wildfire remained at 10% containment Saturday     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Utah are lifting evacuation orders for residents of hundreds of homes in a Salt Lake City suburb after a wildfire burned three homes and ...

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Campfire Caused Utah Wildfire that Burned Homes

Officials are looking for two people believed to be responsible for the wildfire     By MORGAN SMITH Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire in northern Utah that destroyed three homes was 10% contained as of Friday ...

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Crews Use Heavy Equipment to Keep Utah Wildfire from Homes

Wildfire has burned nearly 5 square miles     PAYSON, Utah (AP) — Fire crews used heavy equipment to build a break between about 15 homes and a wildfire that has burned an estimated 4.7 sq. miles (12.2 sq. kilometers) ...

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Crews Battle Wildfire Near Provo, Utah

Additional crews are being brought in     SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Crews are battling a wildfire that started near a residential area but is burning grass and uphill away from homes east and north of Springville while growing on ...

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Trial Ordered for Man Charged in Utah 2017 Wildfire

Fire destroyed 13 homes and cost nearly $40 million     PROVO, Utah (AP) — A man charged with reckless burning that sparked a massive 2017 wildfire in southern Utah was ordered Tuesday to stand trial. Judge James Brady ruled ...

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Wildfire on High Terrain Challenges Firefighters in Utah

Over 100 firefighters are assigned to the fire     BEAVER, Utah (AP) — Fire crews were working to contain a smoldering wildfire in a high-elevation area 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of the town of Beaver. The Central Utah ...

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Trial Date Expected in Massive Utah Wildfire

Wildfire cost nearly $40 million to fight     ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A lawyer for a Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire says he will likely get a trial date this year. Robert Lyman’s attorney ...

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