Wildfire ignited in Provo near Rock Canyon
Jul 30, 2023, 12:55 PM
PROVO, Utah — A wildfire was discovered in the Pleasant Grove Ranger District that currently covers a quarter of an acre.
A squad of 10 firefighters, a fire engine, and a helicopter are working to contain the fire which is located near Rock Canyon campground on the south side of the Dry Fork trail.
The fire was burning fallen and dead timber. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
#uwcnf Pleasant Grove Ranger District, #RockCanyonWildfire, located near Rock Canyon campground on southside of the Dry Fork trail approximately 1/4 acre, burning in down and dead timber, cause under investigation, resources 1 squad, (10 firefighters), 1 Engine and 1 helicopter. pic.twitter.com/FqtrXcbC7n
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) July 30, 2023
As of Saturday, there are at least 14 active wildfires burning in Utah. A map from Utah Fire Info shows they are scattered across the state with fire crews battling them.
“In the last 24 hours, there have been about four significant starts across the state,” said Karl Hunt, who is with Utah’s Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands.
Utah remains on high alert for fires. You can read more about KSL’s fire coverage here.