Utah Wildfires keeping authorities busy

© Provided by Salt Lake Tribune (Utah Fire Info) A helicopter dips from a “pumpkin" water tank to suppress flames from the Halfway Hill Fire near Fillmore.

Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places

Important Takeaways:

  • Utah wildfire updates: Fire sparks in Parleys Canyon; 4 accused of starting blaze near Fillmore
  • After a windy weekend filled with several area wildfire sparks, Utah firefighters early Monday began battling a new wildfire in Parleys Canyon, which had burned about 10 acres as of about 10 a.m.
  • One of the largest weekend wildfires sparked south of Fillmore, called the Halfway Hill fire. At last report, it had burned 10,141 acres and forced the evacuation of the Virginia Hills subdivision.
  • Four people were arrested and accused of starting the Halfway Hill blaze, police said. According to a probable cause statement, the four started a fire at a campsite — which investigators determined was where the wildfire began — then “left abruptly.”
  • The blaze is 0% contained, according to wildfire officials. The Virginia Hills subdivision remains under evacuation, and drivers in the area can expect increased traffic as crews continue to battle the fire.
  • Jacob City fire • The most recent update from Utah Fire Info indicated that 3,766 acres have burned in the Tooele County fire, which is 14% contained.
  • Dry Creek fire • The fire has burned 1,826 acres and is 40% contained, according to Utah Fire Info. It, too, was human caused.
  • Sardine Canyon fire • The fire northeast of Brigham City had burned about 50 acres…80% contained

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