Tag Archives: Utah

Utah Wildfire Costs at $10M in 2018

Forester says 2018 is most expensive season ever     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah State Forester Brian Cottam says the state’s wildfire season appears to be over and that it is adding up to be Utah’s most expensive ...

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Utah Wildfire Evacuees Return Home

Wildfire burned over 640 square miles     PROVO, Utah (AP) — Some fire evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes in northern Utah near a wildfire that has burned more than 640 square miles (1,657 sq. kilometer) ...

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Utah Wildfire Evacuations May Last Weeks

Fires near Spanish Fork have merged     SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Local officials say two Utah wildfires could keep evacuees out of their homes for weeks. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office and the mayor of Elk Ridge warned ...

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Hundreds of Firefighters Head to Utah Wildfire

Fire crews work to contain wildfire     SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A raging Utah wildfire driven by high winds in dry terrain has the potential to decimate hundreds of homes if firefighters cannot get a handle on it ...

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Retardant Drop from 747 Killed Utah Firefighter

Near ground-level release uprooted tree that struck Burchett     By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were ...

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Utah Arsonist May Be Behind Wyoming Wildfires

Similar evidence at various fire scenes     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a suspected arsonist who set several wildfires along a Utah interstate may also be responsible for fires in Wyoming. Investigator Jason Curry, of the Utah ...

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Arson Determined as Cause of Utah Wildfire

Wildfire burned nearly 600 acres     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities believe arson caused a wildfire that burned 585 acres (237 hectares) near Echo Reservoir along Interstate 80 in north-central Utah. State fire officials said Monday that a ...

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Idaho Halts Inmate Firefighting after Rape Accusation

One charged with rape at base camp in Utah     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Inmates sent to help fight wildfires are back behind bars in Idaho after one inmate was charged with raping ...

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Utah Firefighter Killed after Water Drop

Report states falling tree debris killed battalion chief     By DON THOMPSON and LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter from Utah was killed last week from falling tree debris after a modified airliner dropped thousands ...

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