Wildfire Safety

Utah Division of Emergency Management’s Situation Report

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Significant Fires

  • Update: Iron County, approximately one mile north of the Town of Brianhead – The Brianhead Fire has burned 957 acres and is 0% contained. 200 single residences, 10 multiple residences, 20 mixed commercial/residential structures, 12 commercial properties, and 20 minor structures are threatened. A critical watershed for the Parowan Valley is damaged. 750 people have been evacuated. A FMAG has been requested. Estimated cost to date is $500,000.
  • Update: Piute County, approximately five miles west of Circleville – The Choke Cherry Fire has burned approximately 248 acres (updated acreage due to more accurate mapping) and is 0% contained. Two high voltage power lines are threatened. There are no road closures. Estimated cost to date is $450,000.
  • Update: Uintah County, 35 miles southeast of Vernal – The Mack Shaft Fire has burned approximately 2,453 acres and is 25% contained. One single residence and seven commercial properties are threatened. An active Gilsonite Mining Operation and natural gas/oil/petroleum infrastructure, including numerous oil/gas pipelines and multiple power lines are threatened. Estimated cost to date is $196,000.

Significant Weather

  • National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning effective from June 19-June 22. Affected areas are Utah’s Dixie and the Lake Powell area, including St. George, Zion National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Bullfrog. An Excessive Heat Warning means a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperature will occur. The hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illness is likely.
  • NWS has issued a Flood Warning (WY, NV, ID), Heat Advisory (UT, CO, AZ), Flood Advisory (ID), and Hazardous Weather Outlook (UT, CO, NM, AZ, WY).