Utah fires by the numbers

Published: Saturday, June 30 2012 9:23 p.m. MDT

Wolf Den Fire

 Where:  Uintah county, 4 miles north of Big Park.

 Size: 2,260 acres.

 Containment: 0 percent.

 Structures: No structures threatened.

 Evacuations: No evacuations.

 Started: 1:30 p.m. Friday.

 Cause: Under investigation, possible dry lighting.

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 Rose Crest Fire

 Where: Rose Canyon, Herriman.

 Size: 611 acres.

 Containment: 60 percent.

 Structures: Four homes were destroyed and two others were damaged along with numerous smaller structures.

 Evacuations: All evacuations were lifted for the Rose Crest Fire at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

 Started: Friday 3:30 p.m.

 Cause: Hot car parked on dry grass.

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Church Camp Fire

Where: Argyle and Indian canyons, 22 miles south of Duchesne in Duchesne County.

Size: 5,900 acres.

Containment: 35 percent.

Structures:  An estimated 14 cabins or other residences and 45 additional structures have been destroyed.

Evacuations: All residences/cabins on Argyle Canyon Road have been evacuated; U.S. Highway 191 over Indian Canyon remained open, but visibility is low due to heavy smoke and fire personnel frequently crossing.

 Started: 6 p.m. Sunday.

 Cause: Under investigation, likely human caused.

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Clay Springs Fire

Where: Oak City, Millard County.

Size: 87,261 acres.

Containment: 15 percent.

Structures: 1 cabin and 2 maintenance sheds in Oak City were destroyed and another 125 still threatened.

Evacuations: Oak City and Fool Creek evacuation orders have been lifted; portions of U.S. Highway 125 remained closed.

Started: Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. 

 

Injuries: 2 firefighters burned.

Cause: Human caused, under investigation.

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New Harmony Fire

Where: New Harmony, Washington County.

Size: 1,826 acres.

Containment: 100 percent.

Structures: 7 homes/camp trailers, 22 garages/sheds and numerous vehicles have been lost damaged and other homes and structures in New Harmony and Bumblebee remain threatened.

Evacuations: Lifted.

Started: 1:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Injuries: 1 firefighter burned, treated and released at a local hospital.

Cause: Water pump malfunction.

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Pole Creek Fire

Where: Neola, Duchesne County.

Size: 1,957 acres.

Containment: 60 percent.

Structures: None threatened.

Evacuations: None.

Started: 3:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Cause: Human caused, fireworks found in the area.

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Seeley Fire

Where: Huntington Canyon and Gentry Mountain, Sanpete County.

Size: 19,700 acres.

Containment: 0 percent.

Structures: Historic Forest Service guard station threatened; campgrounds in the area are closed.

Evacuations: Hiawatha, Wattis, Clear Creek and Scofield evacuated Wednesday; including a Boy Scout camp, all boat camps and state park campgrounds; state Route 31 is closed from Fairview to Huntington; Highway 96 from state Route 6 to state Route 284 and Millers Flat Road from Scad Valley to state Route 31 are also closed; the Red Cross set up a shelter at and LDS meetinghouse in Wellington, 930 E. Main Street.

Started: 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Cause: Dry Lightning.

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Wood Hollow Fire

Where: Sanpete County.

Size: 47,295 acres.

Containment: 65 percent, full containment was expected by midnight on Saturday.

Structures: 52 homes were destroyed by the fire, 160 total structures destroyed.

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted, land owners were able to return home Saturday.

Fatalities: 1 person found dead Tuesday.

Started: 4:30 p.m. June 24.

Cause: Under investigation, might be due to copper wiring theft in the area that caused a transmitter to short circuit.

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