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Knolls Fire Human Caused, 31% Contained; Additional Fires Burning Across Utah

Jun 30, 2020, 9:56 AM | Updated: 4:19 pm
The Knolls Fire burns June 28, 2020, in Saratoga Springs....
The Knolls Fire burns June 28, 2020, in Saratoga Springs.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Authorities on Tuesday announced the Knolls Fire in Utah County is now at 31% containment.

The fire, which started Sunday, has burned approximately 13,000 acres. Fire officials said they have determined it is human-caused but did not give a specific cause.

City crews announced plans to fill and prepare sandbags as a proactive measure due to the increased risk of flooding in the area.

According to Utah Wildfire Info, crews along with bulldozers, helicopters and engines will continue working to secure a perimeter.

Saratoga Springs residents were evacuated Sunday but were able to return to their homes Monday. Though neighborhoods may be open, some surrounding areas are closed to the public during firefighting efforts.

Saratoga Springs Fire Update

LIVE: Officials providing an update on Knolls Fire.

Posted by KSL 5 TV on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Bureau of Land Management lands are closed in and around the fire area until further notice.

Volcano Fire

The Volcano Fire, which also started Sunday, is currently burning in Washington County. It has burned 234 acres and is 80% contained.

State Route 18 was temporarily closed due to the blaze, but it has since been reopened.

Officials said the Volcano Fire was caused by fireworks.

Wire Pass Fire

In Kane County, the Wire Pass Fire has been active since June 26. Currently, it is 10% contained and has burned 1,588 acres.

“Observed fire behavior was minimal with some interior pockets still smoldering on the Wire Pass Fire today,” according to an update from Utah Wildfire Info.

The cause of the fire was unknown.

Rock Path Fire

The Rock Path Fire, which is burning in both Millard and Beaver counties, started as two separate fires June 25, authorities said. They were caused by lightning.

It has burned 20,941 acres and is now 75% contained.

Canal Fire

Also in Millard County, the Canal Fire has burned 66,653 acres and is 50% contained.

Structures have been threatened, authorities said, and some evacuations were ordered for residents of Fools Creek and Lemington, but those orders have since been lifted.

The cause of the Canal Fire was lightning and crews were working to restore damaged railroads and power lines in the area.

Powerline Fire

The Powerline Fire has burned an estimated 703 acres Juab County and is zero percent contained at last report.

The fire on Monday was burning near a natural gas power plant near Mona. 

Officials have not reported a cause.

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Knolls Fire Human Caused, 31% Contained; Additional Fires Burning Across Utah