Crews continue to battle wildfires in southern Utah

Posted at 7:18 PM, Jun 16, 2013

SOUTHERN UTAH — Fire crews continue to fight several fires burning in south-eastern Utah and one in nearby Colorado.

The largest of the wildfires is the Lackey Fan Fire, which is burning about three miles north-west of Lasal. It has burned an estimated 929 acres and is at 85 percent containment.

The Dark Canyon Fire is at 65 percent containment, and it has burned nearly 350 acres.

The Rock Creek Fire is burning 15 miles east of East Carbon, and it is five percent contained. It has burned 180 acres of land.

Another fire is burning in Dinosaur National Monument. Crews are conducting suppression action on the fire on Wild Mountain. The fire is estimated to have covered 350 acres. Fire managers said the Wild/Hacking Fire started as two separate fires, both of which were ignited by lightning strikes, but merged into one large blaze Friday.

The fire is within the Colorado portion of Dinosaur National Monument, and crews said it is not threatening any structures.