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Utah wildfires by the numbers

Published: Wednesday, July 4 2012 9:28 p.m. MDT

Quail Fire

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Where: Alpine, near Lambert Park

Size: 1,993 acres

Containment: 5 percent

Structures: 1 barn burned and 2 homes with minor damage 

Evacuations: 325 homes in the Alpine cove and Box Elder Cove subdivisions and all homes north of Country Manor Lane remain evacuated. American Fork Canyon and the Alpine loop will be closed for one more day but officials are allowing people who left personal belongings in American Fork Canyon or the Alpine Loop to retrieve them with a police escort. Those wishing to retrieve belongings can find a police escort at the entrance of American Fork Canyon.

Started: 2 p.m. July 3 

Cause: Human Caused, Under investigation

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Uinta Fire

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Where: 18 miles northwest of Neola, Duchesne County

Size: 5 acres

Containment: 0 percent

Structures: None threatened

Evacuations: The Uinta Canyon Trailhead and Uinta Canyon Trail have been closed to ensure access for firefighters.

Started: 9:00 a.m. July 4

Cause: Under investigation

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Church Camp Fire

 

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

Size: 6,800 acres

Containment: 85 percent

Structures:  An estimated 15 cabins or other residences and 78 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: Midnight, June 24

Cause: Under investigation, likely human caused

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Clay Springs Fire

 

Where: Oak City, Millard County

Size: 104,681 acres

Containment: 51 percent

Structures: 1 cabin and 2 maintenance sheds in Oak City destroyed; none currently threatened.

Evacuations: None

Started: 2:15 p.m. on June 27 

Injuries: 2 firefighters burned, but now released from hospital.

Cause: Human caused, under investigation

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Millville Canyon Fire

 

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 

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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

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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

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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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