Tag Archives: Utah

Fallen Utah Firefighter Known for Wildfire Experience

Burchett and three other firefighters were struck by a tree     By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to travel with 37 fellow ...

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Utah Firefighters Remember Battalion Chief Killed in Wildfire

Burchett was struck by a tree while fighting the Mendocino Complex fire     By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Utah firefighter Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to ...

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Utah Firefighter Killed Fighting Mendocino Complex Fire

Six firefighters have died in California wildfires     LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Authorities say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he ...

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Wildfire Forces Evacuations in Utah

Wildfire has approached residences and cabins     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire has forced the evacuation of four homes near the mountain resort town of Park City in Utah. Summit County spokeswoman Krachel Murdock said the fire ...

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Illegal Fires Cause Colorado Blazes

Several arrested in two Colorado wildfires     By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — An illegal campfire likely ignited another destructive blaze in Colorado, an outcome authorities were trying to avoid across the hot, dry U.S. West by ...

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Cabins, Campsites Evacuated for Utah Wildfire

Wildfire is believed to be human-caused     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seasonal cabins and campsites are being evacuated because of a growing wildfire in northeast Utah. The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands said Thursday evening ...

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Brush Fire Destroys Utah Homes

Eight homes destroyed in Moab     By COLLEEN SLEVIN and LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and ...

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Utah Wildfire Grows after Escaping Prescribed Burn

Prescribed burn grew out of control     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire in central Utah fed by dry conditions and swift wind has consumed more than 10 square miles (26 square kilometers) and burned a cabin. The ...

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100-Acre Wildfire Closes Utah Mine

Campfire is believed to be the cause     PROVO, Utah (AP) — Firefighters in central Utah are making progress on a 100-acre wildfire that closed a mine in a national forest about 100 miles southeast of Provo. Authorities believe ...

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