Utah wildfires by the numbers

Published: Thursday, July 5 2012 8:00 p.m. MDT

Tracy Evans, left, owner of Western Big City Companies, and salesman Mark Altop hug as their business is evacuated due to a brush fire near Redwood Road and 1000 south in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Quail Fire


Where: Alpine, near Lambert Park

Size: 1,993 acres

Containment: 50 percent

Structures: 1 barn burned and 2 homes with minor damage 

Evacuations: All homeowners were allowed to return Thursday, although the Box Elder Cove subdivision was to be restricted to residents-only until Friday afternoon. American Fork Canyon and Alpine Loop Road were opened up to the Granite Flat campground and other recreation sites, including Timpanogos Cave National Monument.

Started: 2 p.m. July 3 

Cause: Human caused, under investigation


Uinta Fire


Where: 18 miles northwest of Neola, Duchesne County

Size: 15 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


Church Camp Fire


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

Size: 7,100 acres

Containment: 90 percent

Structures:  An estimated 15 cabins or other residences and 78 additional structures have been destroyed.

Evacuations: Evacuation for the Church Camp Fire will be lifted in phases. Owners that have suffered damage will be ablt to return to the area on Saturday July 7 at 8 a.m. Those owners that wish to examine their property will need to go to the road block at the top of Indian Canyon and check in. Sunday July 8 at 8 a.m. all other propert owners will be allowed to return.  Access to the closed area will be limited to owners for only a few days. Homeowners will need proof of residency to return to the area.

Started: Midnight, June 24

Cause: Under investigation, likely human caused


Clay Springs Fire


Where: Oak City, Millard County

Size: 108,191 acres

Containment: 72 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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