Utah wildfires by the numbers

Published: Wednesday, July 4 2012 9:00 p.m. MDT


Where: Cache County, Millville Canyon 

Size: 109 acres 

Containment: 100 percent

Structures: None threatened 

Evacuations: None 

Started: 4:00 p.m. July 1 

Injuries: None 

Cause: Target shooting 


Seeley Fire


Where: Huntington Canyon and Gentry Mountain, Sanpete County

Size: 40,385 acres

Containment: 15 percent

Structures: None threatened

Evacuations: Miller's Flat was evacuated Monday; evacuations in Hiawatha, Wattis and Clear Creek remain in effect; the Boy Scout camp, all boat camps and state park campgrounds are still evacuated; state Route 31 is closed from Fairview to Huntington; U.S. 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 evacuation of Scofield has been lifted to permanent residents, by permit only.

Started: 5:30 a.m. June 26

Injuries: None

Cause: Dry lightning


Shingle Fire


Where: Six miles south of Duck Creek Village in Shingle Mill Canyon in Kane County 

Size: 8,200 acres

Containment: 10 percent  

Structures:  1 uninhabited cabin was destroyed southwest of U.S. 89, also known as Todd Corner. Crews are working to secure the fire where 550 residences, 1 commercial property and 300 outbuildings are threatened.   

Evacuations: Swains Creek and Stout Canyons subdivisions in the Dixie National Forest evacuated; subdivisions of Harris Flat and Elk Ridge evacuated; campers in Uinta Flat encouraged to relocate and told to expect evacuation; state Route 14 closed from Mammoth Junction to U.S. 89 as well as numerous Forest Service road closures in the fire area.

Started: 4:38 p.m. Sunday 

Injuries: a firefighter sprained an ankle late Tuesday

Cause: Human caused, spark arrester malfunction from ATV


Wolf Den Fire

Where:  Uintah County, 4 miles north of Big Park

Size: 22,000 acres

Containment: 55 percent

Structures: None threatened

Evacuations: None

Started: 1:15 p.m. June 29

Injuries: none 

Cause: Under investigation, possible dry lightning

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