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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 Friday, Sept. 17 at 1:25 p.m. MDT

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

  • The Legacy Fire is burning in Davis County and started Sept. 10. It’s estimated to be 1,466 acres and is 75% contained. It was started by lightning and is burning in a marshy, inaccessible area.
  • The Oak Grove Fire is burning in Washington County and started Aug. 29. It’s estimated to be 771 acres and is 100% contained. It was started by an unattended campfire. Areas around the Oak Grove campground in the Dixie National Forest are closed. There has been no fire spread and minimal activity for several days so fire crews and engines were released. Smoke may still be visible and officials will patrol the perimeter until a season-ending weather event.


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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