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‘Left Fork Fire’ flares up again after red flag conditions

Jun 18, 2022, 9:40 PM | Updated: Jun 19, 2022, 8:26 pm
Left Fork Fire from the Rainbow Point at Dixie National Forest. (Credit: Bryce Canyon National Park...
Left Fork Fire from the Rainbow Point at Dixie National Forest. (Credit: Bryce Canyon National Park)
(Credit: Bryce Canyon National Park)

GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah – The Left Fork Fire is around 2000 acres and only 5% contained, according to Utah’s DWR Sunday evening.

The fire is moving northeast and has crossed the “middle fork of Bubber Creek.”

DWR said red flag conditions are continuing to grow the fire and make it hard to fight, but weather conditions tomorrow should make it easier for them.

145 personnel are assigned to this fire.

This story will continue to update as new details arrive. 


GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah – According to Utah Fire Info, the Left Fork Fire is moving northeast and is now 600 to 700 acres Sunday afternoon.

They said it’s burning in “difficult terrain” and wind conditions prevent aviation support.

The fire is 10% percent contained.

 


GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah – A wildfire is getting its second wind after red flag conditions hit Utah Saturday afternoon.

According to Bryce Canyon National Park officials, high winds contributed to renewing the “Left Fork Fire” about six miles west of Rainbow Point.

As of May 13, the Left Fork Fire was estimated to be around 97 acres and 60% contained, according to Utah Fire Info.

At the time, local units were taking over and began mopping up.

However, in a fact sheet provided by Utah’s DNR Mike Melton, the fire has grown to over 325 acres and is 10% contained.

“Red Flag conditions with relative humidity in the single digits and southwest winds averaging 25 mph and gusts of 40 to 55 mph have been reported by a nearby weather station,” the fact sheet states.

The Left Fork Fire flares up again. (Credit: Utah DWR) The Left Fork Fire flares up again. (Utah DWR) The Left Fork Fire flares up again. (Utah DWR) The Left Fork Fire flares up again. (Utah DWR) The Left Fork Fire flares up again. (Credit: Utah DWR)

Sixty-four firefighters are engaging with the fire with more resources en route.

Because of high winds, aviation support is unavailable against the fire.

The only road closure is at the Kanab Creek Road system. No structures are a risk.

Utah Fire Info believes this fire was human-caused.

 

 

 

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‘Left Fork Fire’ flares up again after red flag conditions