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Utah wildfires by the numbers

Published: Friday, Sept. 4 2015 10:40 a.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) 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

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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.

Resident J.R. Sandstrom helps Ogden City firefighters mop up on a fire near homes at the mouth of Ogden Canyon Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Resident J.R. Sandstrom helps Ogden City firefighters mop up on a fire near homes at the mouth of Ogden Canyon Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

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: 15 acres

Containment: 0 percent

Structures: None threatened 

Crews work to stop the Quail Fire burning in Alpine Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Crews work to stop the Quail Fire burning in Alpine Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)

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: 7,100 acres

The Quail Fire rages in Alpine Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (Chelsie Clarke, Chelsie Clarke,) The Quail Fire rages in Alpine Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (Chelsie Clarke, Chelsie Clarke,)

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

Firefighters work at the scene of a brush fire near Redwood Road and 1000 south in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July  3, 2012.  (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Firefighters work at the scene of a brush fire near Redwood Road and 1000 south in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

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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 

Jody Lopez and her daughter Rebeca watch the fire as crews work to stop the Quail Fire burning in Alpine Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Jody Lopez and her daughter Rebeca watch the fire as crews work to stop the Quail Fire burning in Alpine Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)

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

Cause: Human caused, under investigation

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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.

Clay Springs Fire as seen in Oak City, Thursday, June 28, 2012. (Ravell Call, Deseret News) Clay Springs Fire as seen in Oak City, Thursday, June 28, 2012. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

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.   

Owen Neilsen, of Leamington, rides his bicycle to determine if there is danger to his home from the Clay Springs fire, Thursday, June 28, 2012. (Ravell Call, Deseret News) Owen Neilsen, of Leamington, rides his bicycle to determine if there is danger to his home from the Clay Springs fire, Thursday, June 28, 2012. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

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

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Shingle fire.  (Mike Saemisch, Mike Saemisch) Shingle fire. (Mike Saemisch, Mike Saemisch)

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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