Wildfires burning in southern Utah

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jun 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-15 22:33:44-04

MOAB, Utah - At least four wildfires are burning in southern Utah through Saturday.

The lightning-caused Rock Creek Fire, located about 15 miles east of Carbon, started on Thursday night. It has burned about 235 acres so far. The blaze is being fought by two hot shot crews supported by three helicopters.

The Butts Point Fire has burned about 120 acres of brush in the Abajo Range, located about 25 miles northwest of Blanding.

The Lackey Fan Fire has burned 915 acres in the Manti-La Sal National Forest, about 20 miles southeast of Moab. Officials say it is lightning-caused. More crews joined the 20-person initial attack crew, and a type II incident management team will arrive Saturday night.

The Dark Canyon Fire started on Friday evening and has quickly spread to more than 150 acres as of Saturday in the southwest side of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Law enforcement are warning hikers to stay out of the area.