Utah wildfires by the numbers

Published: Monday, July 2 2012 8:00 p.m. MDT

DUCK CREEK, Kane County — A fast-moving wildfire near Duck Creek Village has spurred the evacuation of four subdivisions and continues to grow.

"This is a very fluid fire. It's got a lot of fuel in which to burn from," inter-agency fire information officer Mark Wilkening said of the Shingle Fire.

The Shingle Fire started Sunday in Shingle Mill Canyon and quickly burned about 500 acres, causing a mandatory evacuation order for the Swains Creek and Stout Canyons subdivisions in the Dixie National Forest. The subdivisions of Harris Flat and Elk Ridge were evacuated Monday, and campers in the Uinta Flat were encouraged to relocate and told to expect evacuation soon.

A type 2 incident management team has been called into battle the blaze.

Shingle Fire

Where: Kane County, 6 miles south of Duck Creek Village

Size: 3,000 acres and growing

Containment: 0 percent

Structures: Several structures were being secured by firefighters Monday; 850 threatened

Evacuations: Evacuations in effect for Swains Creek, Stout Canyon, Harris Flat and Elk Ridge Subdivisions. State Route 14 is closed from Mammoth Junction to U.S. 89, as well as numerous Forest Service road closures in the fire area. People camping in Uinta Flat have been advised to leave but have not been ordered to evacuate.

Started: 3:38 p.m. July 1

Cause: Human; under investigation


Millville Canyon Fire

Where: Cache County, Millville Canyon

Size: 109 acres

Containment: Expected to be fully contained by 10 p.m. Monday

Structures: None threatened

Evacuations: None

Started: July 1

Cause: Target shooting


Rose Crest Fire

Where: Rose Canyon, Herriman

Size: 611 acres

Containment: 100 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 p.m. Saturday.

Started: Friday 3:30 p.m.

Cause: Hot car parked on dry grass.


Clay Springs Fire

Where: Millard County, Oak City

Size: 102,700 acres

Containment: 48 percent

Structures: None threatened.

Evacuations: None.

Started: 2:15 p.m. June 27

Cause: Human; under investigation


Seeley Fire

Where: Sanpete County, Huntington Canyon and Gentry Mountain.

Size: 33,410 acres

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