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Utah Wildfires


Utah Wildfires

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

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

Current Conditions:

  • Friday, June 24 @ 9:48 p.m. — There are no red flag warnings in effect. The National Weather Service expects heavy rain and thunderstorms in southern and central Utah. There’s a threat of flash flooding happening Sunday afternoon, and the places in the most danger are slot canyons, dry washes and areas near recent burn scars.
  • The Left Fork Fire is burning in Kane and Garfield counties in the Dixie National Forest. It’s estimated to be 4,241 acres and is 5% contained. Decreased temperatures and some moisture in the area has helped officials directly fight the fire. It started on May 9 because of the remaining heat from a prescribed burn in the area back in April. It was mostly contained within a few days at 98 acres, but it reignited on June 19 because of extreme weather conditions. Residents of Bryce Woodlands Estates were issued evacuation orders, but those are being lifted 8 a.m. on June 25. Though officials warn people to stay ready to evacuate again if fire activity changes. There are road closures in the national forest.

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

2022 Wildfire Stats:

As of June 22, there have been 245 wildfires that have burned 5,256 acres this year in Utah. Of that, 84% have been human-caused. Last year, there were 425 fires at this time and 80% of them were because of people. In 2020, which was a record-breaker for human-caused fires, there were 440 fires by this time and 70% were because of people.

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