Tag Archives: Utah

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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Inmate Firefighter Charged in Sex Assault Agrees to Plea Deal

Hernandez was charged with felony rape in Utah     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Idaho inmate accused of sexually assaulting a woman after he was sent to work at a wildfire base camp in Utah has pleaded guilty ...

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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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