Evacuation Order In Brian Head Expected To Be Lifted Friday

Evacuation Order In Brian Head Expected To Be Lifted Friday

A number of communities in the area were forced to evacuate, including the entire town of Brian Head.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Better weather conditions have limited the growth of a wildfire in Utah that has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins, officials said Sunday night. The freeway has reopened and the fire is 57 percent under control, he said on Monday afternoon.

Elayn Briggs, incident spokeswoman for the Brian Head fire, said more than 1,400 firefighters are battling the blaze and include personnel from federal, state and local agencies. "Within this large area of thin density smoke was a region of moderately dense to thick smoke affecting southern and eastern Utah, southern Wyoming, western Colorado, and northern and central New Mexico".

Fire managers say they are starting to get a handle on the blaze close to a highway that's been closed for days, and are working toward reopening it.

"More than anything, we want to remind citizens to please, please, please be careful", he said. While the cause of many of these fires is still under investigation, firefighters said a significant amount of them are man-made and could have been prevented.

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The Utah firefighters could face more challenges on Monday because the National Weather Service warned of critical fire weather conditions with gusty winds, high temperatures and low humidity.

Firefighters will be patrolling containment lines around the communities and responding as necessary to any potential fire activity. The fire has forced the evacuation of several small towns: Mayer, Chaparral Hills and Poland Junction. The blaze was 10 percent contained.

#GoodwinFire at 18,000 acres @PrescottNF.

Utah's Brian Head Fire continues to rage on, so much so that it's gained national media attention.

Two people were taken to hospital after the crash and subsequent vehicle blaze that caused the wildfire on Monday afternoon.

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The U.S. Forest Service said the Mart Fire, which started near a Walmart on Tuesday in San Bernardino County, has burned more than 900 acres.

Crews in California, meanwhile, had to deal with two new powerful and fast-growing fires, and Arizona firefighters had to ground aircraft because of unauthorised drones over a blaze near Flagstaff.

The blaze burning in Riverside County about 80 miles (129 kilometers) east of Los Angeles is only 10 percent contained Tuesday morning.

California's largest fire, covering almost 10 square miles (26 sq. kilometers) in Riverside County, is 86 percent contained.

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