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Utah Wildfire Costs Estimated To Pass $10 Million

Aug 27, 2019, 5:34 PM | Updated: 5:34 pm
FILE: A plane drops fire retardant on the Mile Marker 122 Fire near Beaver, Utah. (Utah Fire Info/T...
FILE: A plane drops fire retardant on the Mile Marker 122 Fire near Beaver, Utah. (Utah Fire Info/Twitter)
(Utah Fire Info/Twitter)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The cost of fighting wildfires in Utah is expected to pass the $10-million dollar mark this year.

The estimate came after officials with wildland fire agencies said they have responded to and suppressed 706 wildfires in 2019.

Over 90% of those fires were extinguished before reaching 10 acres and 65% were human-caused.

 

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Utah Wildfire Costs Estimated To Pass $10 Million