‘Left Fork Fire’ grows over 3,000 acres holiday weekend

Jun 20, 2022, 4:14 PM | Updated: Jun 21, 2022, 3:08 pm
The Left Fork fire on 06.20.22 as it's 2608 acres and 5% contained. (Credit: KSL-TV)...
The Left Fork fire on 06.20.22 as it's 2608 acres and 5% contained. (Credit: KSL-TV)
(Credit: KSL-TV)

GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah – Fire officials say that the Left Fork Fire is 3,009 acres and 5% contained on Tuesday.

Because of yesterday’s favorable conditions, DWR could properly map out the fire and have a better plan of attack.

Air support will be the primary way to attack the fire due to the rugged terrain for ground crews.

Park officials are also closing more nearby roads and trails. 

GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah – The “Left Fork Fire” flared up again due to red flag conditions over the holiday weekend.

According to Utah’s DWR, the Left Fork Fire started in early May and was mostly under control, being 97 acres and 60% contained.

At the time, local fire crews were taking over and mopping up the fire.

However, on Saturday, it grew to 325 acres and was 10% contained, according to DWR.

Crews had trouble fighting the fire due to the difficult terrain, and high winds stopped aviation support.

But, air support arrived Monday morning to help take down the fire.

Crews are attempting to establish an anchor point and construct a line to stop the spread.

On Monday, the Left Fork Fire was 2,608 acres and only 5% contained. It’s moving northeast and crossed the middle fork of Blubber Creek.

145 personnel are fighting the fire.

No structures are threatened, and no injuries to report.

DWR believes this fire was human-caused.

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‘Left Fork Fire’ grows over 3,000 acres holiday weekend