Fire Watch: 7 Active Wildfires Burning In Utah On Saturday

Oct 3, 2020, 11:45 AM | Updated: 10:11 pm
Crews work on a fire break near the Neffs Fire burning in Salt Lake County (Photo: Utah Fire Info)...
Crews work on a fire break near the Neffs Fire burning in Salt Lake County (Photo: Utah Fire Info)
(Photo: Utah Fire Info)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Fire crews on Saturday were working to contain seven active wildfires.

Here’s a look at the progress being made on each fire according to the latest information from Utah Fire Info.

Lava Ridge Fire

The Lava Ridge Fire, located northeast of Ivins in Washington County, was estimated at 125 acres and 20 percent containment around 8:50 p.m. Saturday.

Power lines and a power substation were reportedly being threatened, but no structures were being impacted by the north-moving fire.

The Rocky Mountain power line to the Ledges area was de-energized due to the fire, affecting hundreds of customers.

No evacuations were ordered.

The cause was under investigation.

Neffs Fire

The Neffs Fire, which has burned approximately 60 acres, is located about a mile up Neffs Canyon on the north side of Mount Olympus in Salt Lake County.

The lightning-caused fire sparked on Sept. 22 and has been burning on rough terrain.

Officials said it was 62 percent contained as of 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Upper Provo Fire

The Upper Provo Fire has been burning in Wasatch County since July 31. It has burned 480 acres and is 85% contained.

Authorities said this fire was human caused, and the incident is still under investigation.

East Fork Fire

In Duchesne County, the East Fork Fire has been active since Aug. 21. It has burned 69,412 acres and is now 72% contained.

This fire was also caused by lightning.

Ether Hollow Fire

The Either Hollow Fire has burned 849 acres in Utah County. It was caused by target shooting.

Authorities have it 93% contained.

William Fire

Also in Utah County, the William Fire has burned 5,832 acres. It is now 49% contained.

Like the Ether Hollow Fire, this fire was also started by target shooting. It began on Sept. 6.

3 Creeks Fire

The human-caused 3 Creeks Fire has burned 60 acres in Beaver County. It began on Sept. 21, and it is currently 90% contained.

This incident is still under investigation.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Man accused of exposing himself at Utah store...
Shara Park

Man accused of exposing himself to underage girls at Utah store

The owner of Rad Swim in Highland is warning Utah families after she says a man exposed himself to her associate and several young girls in her store Monday evening.
1 day ago
High school teammates play in Super Bowl...
Ayanna Likens

2 former Stansbury High School teammates to faceoff in the Super Bowl

Two former Stansbury High School football teammates will face each other as rivals in the Super Bowl.
1 day ago
HOV lanes for pregnant women...
Katija Stjepovic

House passes bill allowing pregnant women to drive solo in HOV lanes

Pregnant women may soon be allowed to drive solo in HOV lanes after a bill allowing just that passed in the Utah House of Representatives Friday.
1 day ago
(Matt Rascon/KSL TV)...
Matt Rascon & Eliza Pace

KSL+: Healing in schools after Enoch tragic shooting

In the weeks following the tragic shooting in Enoch that killed five children, the school community continues to feel the impact.
1 day ago
FILE (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for UNITAS)...
Madison Swenson

Two Utah county men, business charged with $11M COVID tax fraud scheme

Two Utah County men, as well as an accounting business in Provo, have been charged with a COVID-related tax fraud scheme totaling more than $11 million.
1 day ago
Elk herd near Parleys Canyon...
Jed Boal

3 elk die after herd wanders onto roads near Parleys Canyon

A large herd of elk continues to keep motorists and state troopers on high alert near the mouth of Parleys Canyon.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

vintage photo of lighting showroom featuring chandeliers, lamps, wall lights and mirrors...
Lighting Design

History of Lighting Design | Over 25 Years of Providing Utah With the Latest Trends and Styles

Read about the history of Lighting Design, a family-owned and operated business that paved the way for the lighting industry in Utah.
Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Fire Watch: 7 Active Wildfires Burning In Utah On Saturday