Utah wildfires by the numbers

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


Seeley Fire


Where: Huntington Canyon and Gentry Mountain, Sanpete County

Size: 42,126 acres

Containment: 17 percent

Structures: None threatened

Evacuations: Evacuations include the Electric Lake area, Scofield, Clear Creek, Miller Flat Reservoir area, Cleveland Campground, Hog Flat area and two youth camps. Due to the vicinity of the fire, a major oil and gas field has been shut down. Several working coal mines in the area remain undera pre evacuation notice. 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: U.S. 14 will reopen at 6 a.m. Friday. The evacuation order for homes north of U.S. 14 will also be lifted on Friday at 6 a.m. Swains Creek evacuations will be rescinded on Saturday at 6 a.m.

Started: 3:38 p.m. July 1

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: 16,865 acres

Containment: 60 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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