Multiple fires across Utah Sunday, wind and heat are factors

Jun 12, 2022, 6:33 PM | Updated: 7:25 pm

Fire burns in Saratoga Springs on Sunday June 12, 2022. Photo used with permission: Shanya Gravius...

Fire burns in Saratoga Springs on Sunday June 12, 2022. Photo used with permission: Shanya Gravius

New fires started up in different areas of Utah today amidst excessive heat warnings.

Canyon Fire

Utah Fire Info confirmed a new fire started east of Fillmore along the canyon road. They referred to the fire as “Canyon Fire.”

“Erratic winds have pushed the fire an estimated 15-20 acres,” the agency said in a tweet.

By 5:30 p.m. they said the fire crews were able to stop the fire’s progression, crews remain on scene through the evening.

“Erratic winds & high temps remain a threat,” one Utah Fire Info tweet warned.

No evacuations were ordered and the fire is under investigation.

Canyon Creek Fire

Another fire started this afternoon south of Orderville on the west side of Highway 89.

Utah Fire Info tweeted about the “Cove Canyon Fire” saying smoke from the fire has impacted traffic.

“Please use caution when traveling in the area,” they said.

More info will be reported when available.

Saratoga Springs Inlet Fire

Authorities in Saratoga Springs are asking residents to avoid the area of a fire Sunday afternoon near Saratoga Road south of Pony Express Parkway.

Saratoga Springs Spokesperson AnnElise Harrison confirmed to KSL TV that the 10-acre fire is north of the Public Safety Building at 367 S Saratoga Road and South of Pony Express in an empty field.

Fire burns in Saratoga Springs on Sunday June 12, 2022. Photo used with permission: Jeff Nelson

She said several vacant structures are threatened at this time.

Harrison said there is not a known cause and that the fire is under investigation

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

Ida Lorenzo talking to the other woman who she allegedly grabbed the skirt of in the restaurant....

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com

Woman in St. George skirt-pulling incident fired from Utah AG’s office, records show

A woman charged with sexual battery after she allegedly tugged on another woman's skirt at a St. George restaurant was fired from the Utah Attorney General's Office after the incident went viral, newly released documents show.

8 minutes ago

With recent snow in Salt Lake City, wildfires are not something many residents have to worry about ...

Eliza Pace

SLC Fire Department responds to two gas leaks

The Salt Lake City Fire Department is responding to two gas leaks: one downtown and one in Sugar House.

1 hour ago

Hikers climb up the chained section of the hike to Angels Landing at Zion National Park on March 26...

Eliza Pace

Zion National Park prepares for a busy Memorial Day weekend

With the long weekend, many Utahns are planning to travel and AAA said it could be the busiest Memorial Day weekend in 20 years. Zion National Park said they are preparing for the crowds.

1 hour ago

A man in a suit and a bowtie...

Pat Reavy, KSL.com

Officers found legally justified in Murray and Taylorsville police shootings

Police officers who shot and killed a man armed with a rifle, and officers who shot another man who attempted to run them over in a separate incident were legally justified in using deadly force.

3 hours ago

FILE - Chad Daybell is on trial for the murders of his wife Lori Vallow Daybell's two children, Jos...

Daniel Woodruff

Chad Daybell tells judge he won’t testify in his murder trial

The defense attorney for Chad Daybell said Thursday he does not intend to call any further witnesses in the murder trial, and the defendant told the judge he will not take the stand himself and testify.

6 hours ago

A buckle in the sidewalk on West Temple is pictured in this KSL file image. Salt Lake City later re...

Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera

Before scooter rider crashed in Salt Lake City, complaint warned sidewalk was ‘a neck breaker’

A broken Salt Lake sidewalk is more than an eyesore and can be a safety issue. Is enough being done to repair hazards? KSL Investigates.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why Printer Security Should Be Top of Mind for Your Business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Multiple fires across Utah Sunday, wind and heat are factors