06-16-2004, 07:35 PM #1
Utah-Wildand Fire Burns near St.George
Utah Hill Fire
Start Date: June 15, 2004
Size: 640 Acres
Location: 10 Miles west of St. George, UT
Percent Contained: 0% (Fire-Use fire)
Estimated Containment: N/A
Contact Phone No.
Significant Events: Old Highway 91 is closed to traffic. Gunlock State Park is closed. Currently making progress utilizing Type 1 helicopters and SEATs.
Color Country Fire Management Area
June 15, 2004 Contact: David Boyd, Fire Information Officer
(435) 688-3303, C: (435) 680-0814
Lightning starts more than 25 fires in Color Country
Utah Hill Fire near St. George burns 640 acres
St. George – Lightning from numerous afternoon thunderstorms today started more than 25 fires in southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona. Only the Utah Hill Fire 10 miles west of St. George was larger than 2 acres by Tuesday night.
The Utah Hill Fire burned 640 acres of pinyon/juniper less than one mile south of the Shivwits Indian Reservation and near last year’s Apex Fire burn. No homes or other structures are currently threatened. Two heavy helicopters, two single engine air tankers and four engine crews worked the fire during the afternoon. By evening two 20-person hand crews had arrived.
Helicopters, smoke jumpers and other fire crews kept the many other fire starts throughout the region in check.
Fire conditions in Color Country remain extreme. For information about fires in Utah, log onto www.utahfireinfo.gov or call (435) 865-4696 in Cedar City and (435) 688-3333 in St. George. For information about Arizona fires, log on to www.azfireinfo.com. Arizona Strip fire information is also available at (435) 688-3333.Front line since 1983 and still going strong
06-20-2004, 11:54 AM #2
Firefighters Contain Dammeron Fire in Southern Utah
Jun. 19, 2004
Firefighters have contained the Dammeron Fire that's burning in Southern Utah.
More than 400 people battled the blaze, which was made up of two fires sparked by lightning on Wednesday.
The fire destroyed 34 hundred acres, and forced the evacuation of a dozen homes.
One firefighter died fighting the flames after his plane crashed.
Federal investigators have arrived at the scene of the crash, but don't expect their investigation to be complete for several months.Front line since 1983 and still going strong
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