Latest Milford Flat Fire Stories

2008-08-13 18:00:23

A wildfire burning in northern Utah is expected to be contained by the end of the week. The Devil's fire has been pushed by strong winds, but firefighters have managed to get on top of it. By Tuesday, the 1,588- acre fire burning in Box Elder County was declared about 70 percent contained. "The weather's been a lot better," said LaCee Bartholomew with the Bureau of Land Management. The fire is expected to be contained by Thursday. It was sparked Sunday by lightning storms that moved over...

2008-08-08 09:01:00

By Nancy Perkins Deseret News CEDAR CITY -- Cheatgrass and other highly flammable invasive weeds that fuel wildfires are the target of 10 projects sharing $2 million in grants from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, it was announced Thursday. The grants range in size from $15,000 to reduce fuels in the City Creek Canyon Drainage Area in Salt Lake City to more than $500,000 to help Beaver County continue to rehabilitate land ravaged by the Milford Flat Fire. "Prevention is the...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Aaron Falk Deseret News Firefighters contained one wildfire Sunday as two more blazes continued to burn around the state. The Wagstaff fire, about eight miles east of Tabiona in Duchesne County, burned more than 400 acres of sagebrush and juniper before being fully contained around 8 p.m. Sunday, said Jason Curry of the Utah Division of Forestry. "After the higher humidity and calm winds last night, things laid down fairly well," Curry said Sunday afternoon. Lightning is believed to...

2008-08-04 06:00:21

By Lindsay Whitehurst and Erin Alberty, The Salt Lake Tribune Aug. 4--Firefighters made progress Sunday toward containing four wildfires burning in Utah. Evacuations and road closures were lifted near the 760-acre Spring Lake fire in Utah County, which was 78 percent contained Sunday night. Officials expect to contain the fire by Tuesday night. It started around 3:30 p.m. Friday when a power line wore out and fell east of Spring Lake, said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Loyal...

2008-07-30 15:00:40

Firefighters in Utah struggled Wednesday to contain a wildfire near Salt Lake City. The City Creek Canyon Fire, which began Tuesday, had burned about 130 acres of brush, KSL-TV reported. We feel like there's a low chance of it threatening structures at this time. We're certainly going to monitor and certainly ramp up resources if that changes, Jason Curry of the state Division of Forestry told KSL. We'll order more resources in terms of aircraft, hand crews, everything that can be ordered...

2007-07-08 15:04:20

By CARSON WALKER SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A blaze in southwestern South Dakota killed one person and destroyed 20 homes Sunday, and hundreds of people have evacuated homes in the paths of fires in Nevada and Washington state. Residents of about 50 homes had fled the wildfire burning near Hot Springs that also had injured two firefighters, state and federal officials said. Roughly 8 square miles had burned since the fire started Saturday. The 8,000-acre wildfire in northern Nevada was...

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