Firewatch: 9 Active Fires In Utah As Firework Use Becomes Legal In Some Areas

Jul 22, 2020, 10:13 AM | Updated: 5:36 pm
Crews work at the Strawberry Fire in Kane County (Photo: Utah Fire Info)...
Crews work at the Strawberry Fire in Kane County (Photo: Utah Fire Info)
(Photo: Utah Fire Info)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Nine active wildfires were burning in Utah on Wednesday, according to Utah Fire Info.

Also on Wednesday, fireworks use in some areas of the state became legal and will remain so until 11 p.m. Saturday. However, it should be noted that fireworks and open fire restrictions are in place for many areas across Utah, including on any state forest land or BLM land.

Click here for the Fire Marshal’s list of fireworks restricted areas. 

On Wednesday, there were also multiple Red Flag Warnings in place for parts of Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Arizona.


Here’s a look at the active wildfires in the state, according to information provided by Utah Fire Info:

Dennis Hill Fire

County: Box Elder

Start Date: July 20

Size: 2,608 acres

Contained: 30%

Cause: Under investigation

Big Hollow Fire

County: Wasatch

Start Date: July 17

Size: 438 acres

Contained: 95%

Cause: Human-caused, under investigation

Allen Fire

County: Daggett

Start Date: July 13

Size: 40 acres

Contained: 90%

Cause: Unknown

Split Fire

County: Uintah

Start Date: June 26

Size: 18 acres

Contained: Unknown

Cause: Lightning

Howell Peak Fire

County: Millard

Start Date: July 19

Size: 700 acres

Contained: Unknown

Cause: Unknown

Big Summit Fire

County: Iron County

Start Date: July 13

Size: 8,461 acres

Contained: 62%

Cause: Unknown

Veyo West Fire

County: Washington

Start Date: July 13

Size: 2,809 acres

Contained: 95%

Cause: Human-caused, under investigation

Cottonwood Trail Fire

County: Washington

Start Date: July 19

Size: 1,631 acres

Contained: 90%

Cause: Human-caused, blown tire

Strawberry Fire

County: Kane

Start Date: July 20

Size: 43 acres

Contained: 50%

Cause: Lightning

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Firewatch: 9 Active Fires In Utah As Firework Use Becomes Legal In Some Areas