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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.

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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