LOCAL NEWS

‘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.

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.

 

 

 

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

(KSL TV)...
Casey Scott, KSL TV

#walkTODAY Wednesday with Casey Scott at Daybreak

Casey Scott was out walking Wednesday morning in Daybreak along with producer Sam from 103.5 FM The Arrow as part of our 30-day #walkTODAY challenge.
12 hours ago
...
Andrew Adams

Family members remember Utah woman killed in Idaho crash

Family members on Tuesday were remembering a Utah woman killed in a weekend crash that also left her father critically injured. 
1 day ago
Utah Rep. Burgess Owens. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)...
LINDSAY WHITEHURST and SAM METZ Associated Press

All 4 Utah House incumbents win GOP primaries

All four members of the U.S. House from Utah defeated Republican primary challengers Tuesday.
1 day ago
U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) leaves the U.S. Capitol on April 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Senate r...
SAM METZ and LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press

Sen. Mike Lee fends off 2 opponents to win Utah GOP primary

Sen. Mike Lee has won Utah’s Republican primary by fending off attacks from two challengers who didn’t vote for former President Donald Trump in 2020.
1 day ago
The suspect of a bank robbery at Brighton Bank in South Salt Lake. (Credit: South Salt Lake Police)...
Michael Houck

South Salt Lake police search for bank robbery suspect

South Salt Lake police are searching for a suspect involved in a bank robbery that happened Tuesday,
1 day ago
Michael Carpenter (left) and Blake Shumway (right) were killed in a plane crash Friday morning in C...
Alex Cabrero

Family members remember, honor two USU plane crash victims

Family members of Michael Carpenter and Blake Shumway — who were killed in a plane crash Friday morning in Cache County — say they never thought a week ago that they would be planning funerals.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

hand holding 3d rendering mobile connect with security camera for security solutions...
Les Olson

Wondering what security solutions are right for you? Find out more about how to protect your surroundings

Physical security helps everyone. Keep your employees, clients, and customers safe with security solutions that protect your workplace.
Many rattan pendant lights, hay hang from the ceiling.Traditional and simple lighting....
Lighting Design

The Best Ways to Style Rattan Pendant Lighting in Your Home

Rattan pendant lights create a rustic and breezy feel, and are an easy way to incorporate this hot trend into your home decor.
Earth day 2022...
1-800-GOT-JUNK?

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day 2022? | 4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Protect the Environment

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can be more environmentally conscious. Here are some tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Get Money Online...

More Ways to Get Money Online Right Now in Your Spare Time

Here are 4 easy ways that you can get more money online if you have some free time and want to make a little extra on the side.
Lighting trends 2022...

Lighting Trends 2022 | 5 Beautiful Home Lighting Trends You Can Expect to See this Year and Beyond

This is where you can see the latest lighting trends for 2022 straight from the Lightovation Show at the Dallas World Trade Center.
What Can't You Throw Away in the Trash...

What Can’t You Throw Away in the Trash? | 5 Things You Shouldn’t Throw in to Your Trash Can

What can't you throw away in the trash? Believe it or not, there are actually many items that shouldn't be thrown straight into the trash.
‘Left Fork Fire’ flares up again after red flag conditions