Utah wildfires by the numbers

Published: Friday, July 6 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

Quail Fire


Where: Alpine, near Lambert Park

Size: 2,220 acres

Containment: 90 percent

Structures: 1 barn burned and 2 homes with minor damage 

Evacuations: All homeowners were allowed to return Thursday. American Fork Canyon and Alpine Loop Road are open. Box Elder Peak and several trail remain closed.

Started: 2 p.m. July 3 

Cause: Human caused, under investigation


Uinta Fire


Where: 18 miles northwest of Neola, Duchesne County

Size: 11 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: 7,211 acres

Containment: 100 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: 108,132 acres

Containment: 81 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: No recent injuries

Cause: Human caused, under investigation


Seeley Fire


Where: Huntington Canyon and Gentry Mountain, Sanpete County

Size: 48,397 acres

Containment: 38 percent

Structures: None threatened

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The road block located at the junction of SR-6 and SR-96 was removed. Scofield area residents will be allowed to return by way of SR-96. A road block placed at the south end of Scofield will prevent motor traffic from continuing to Clear Creek on SR-96. SR-31 and SR-264 from Fairview are not open. Evacuation remain in place for  Electric Lake, Clear Creek, Cleveland Campground, Miller Flat Reservoir, Hog Flat and several youth camps.

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: 40 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: The evacuation order for homes north of U.S. 14 were lifted on Friday and U.S. 14 was also opened. 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: 19,865 acres

Containment: 85 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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