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Utah Wildfires

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Utah Wildfires

Keep up with the latest news about wildfires in Utah. If you have tips or questions, contact Lexi Peery at lpeery@kuer.org.

Updated Monday, Oct. 11 at 1:25 p.m. MDT

The latest on active fires that are at least 100 acres large and/or have forced evacuations. 

  • There are currently no large, uncontained fires burning in Utah. However, the Bear Fire in Carbon County continues to smolder after starting over three months ago. State officials said it’s because it burned near historic mining operations and a coal refuse pile is still active. They’re warning people to be aware of the coal fires, which can create unstable ground and temperatures up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit. Officials said diverse landscapes, drought conditions and mining operations in the area have made it difficult to completely extinguish it.
  • There are some prescribed burns and fuels projects being worked on by officials throughout the state.


A real-time source of all active wildfires and projects across Utah, which is regularly updated by state fire officials.

Current Conditions:


There are currently no red flag warnings for the state of Utah.

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