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Tracking the latest on Utah's wildfires

Wildfire Watch
Posted at 11:34 AM, Jun 11, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — FOX 13 is tracking wildfires all across Utah. Here is the very latest on the status of the bigger fires in the state:

WILLOW CREEK FIRE - Sevier/Sanpete Counties | 48 Acres
(Updates: July 8, 3:00 p.m.)

The Willow Creek fire began on Wednesday, July 7 and was sparked near Willow Creek Canyon and East of the town of Redmond.

Smoke from the fire is extremely visible and the fire is growing very quickly as it burns in pinyon juniper.

The fire was reported to be 48 acres at the latest update. Air and ground resources are actively fighting the fire. It is unknown if structures are threatened. Crews are working to establish containment.

ANT FLAT FIRE - Cache County | 20 Acres
(Updated: June 30, 7:00 p.m.)

Structures were threatened as the Ant Flat fire actively burned Wednesday. The fire began Wednesday afternoon in an area East of Brigham City.

Crews are at the scene of the 20 acre fire, officials say the fire is about 10% contained.

Structures are no longer threatened at the latest update and crews are "making great progress," according to officials. The cause of the fire was lightning.

ANTELOPE FIRE - Iron County | 178 Acres, 50% Contained
(Updated: June 28, 10:45 a.m.)

Four engines and two water tenders have been assigned to fight the fire after there was no new growth Sunday.


MORGAN CANYON FIRE - Tooele County | 499 Acres, 10% Contained
(Updated: June 27, 8:33 p.m.)

Three hotshot crews, Bonneville, Lone Peak, and Silver State will work south along the bottom of the fire, constructing and securing containment lines. In some areas the terrain is very steep and inaccessible, and crews cannot safely work the fire line but in these areas, the fire is confined by cliffs and other natural barriers.

Smoke will be visible on many areas of the fire in days to come, likely increasing in the afternoons.


SEGO FIRE - Grand County | 167 Acres, 40% Contained
(Updated: June 24, 7:37 p.m.)

The Sego Fire was sparked by lightning. It is burning near the southern end of Book Cliffs and the north end of Thompson Springs — a small town about 50 miles from the Colorado border.

Officials say crews are in working with air support to continue to secure and mop up the fire perimeter. Cooler temperatures are aiding suppression efforts.


BENNION CREEK FIRE - Carbon County | 8,313 Acres, 94% Contained
(Updated: June 28, 8:10 a.m.)

As of Monday, there are no area and no road closures for the Bennion Creek Fire on the MantiLa Sal National Forest. A local Type 4 Incident Management Team is in charge of the Bennion Creek Fire. Crews will complete the remaining work on the contingency line on the western flank of the fire.


BEAR FIRE - Carbon County | 12,174 Acres, 93% Contained
(Updated: June 27, 10:05 p.m.)

Friday, two chippers worked in Spring Canyon, as part of the fireline repair efforts. On the western and southern areas of the fire, excavators continued to rehabilitate dozer line and dozer improved roads. Saturday, an additional excavator was assigned to these efforts and chipping work began in Robinson Canyon.


FLATT FIRE - Washington County | 14,379 Acres, 70% Contained
(Updated: June 23, 12:26 p.m.)

Crews made significant progress Tuesday, expanding fire containment on the south and west perimeter as containment on the north and east perimeter of the fire were maintained. Some fire resources were released and reassigned to other large Utah wildland fires.

Fire crews focused on fire suppression repair and built water bars on fire lines in steeper terrain to prevent soil erosion. Some crews will continue to backhaul fire line equipment and begin fire suppression repair in areas of the fire where containment has been achieved.


PACK CREEK FIRE - Grand County | 8,952 Acres, 85% Contained
(Updated: June 29, 3:32 p.m.)

Firefighters continue monitoring the fire, looking for hotspots along the perimeter, addressing hazards, and completing rehabilitation work. Fire behavior is expected to remain minimal. Light rains over most of the fire area in the last 24 hours have helped to decrease fire activity and integrate ash into the soil. We expect humidity, wind, and moisture in the area throughout the week. Even though fire activity is minimal, the fire is still burning in the interior and, as conditions dry out, Moab residents and visitors may continue to see smoke throughout the summer.


MM17 FIRE - Juab County | 100 Acres, Unknown Containment
(Updated: June 19, 6:23 p.m.)

The MM17 Fire is estimated at 100 acres and is located between Yuba State Park and the town of Levan in Juab County, east of State Route 28.

Crews are working to contain the fire from the ground and the air.

Its cause is under investigation.