New Southern California wildfire grows to 125 acres

Chelsea West
June 27, 2017

The non-injury blaze was reported shortly after 3 the area of the 79 and Dump Road, near the Lamb Canyon landfill, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Better weather conditions have limited the growth of a wildfire in Utah that has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins, officials said Sunday night.

In southern Arizona, the Frye Fire has covered almost 30,000 acres as of Saturday afternoon and was 29 percent contained, the forest service at Coronado National Forest said.

The fire in southern Utah is one of 18 large fires burning in the Southwest, including six in Arizona, two others in Utah, three in California, three in New Mexico, two in Nevada and one in Oregon.

Officials say the fire now covers almost 67 square miles and has destroyed more than a dozen homes since it was sparked a week ago.

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Firefighters battling a wildfire in south-west Utah said they had had a "good day" Sunday in their fight to contain a 42,800-acre fire.

On Saturday afternoon, northerly winds caused the fire to move across State Route 143 near Mammoth Creek and also near Prince Mountain. One structure was destroyed but authorities did not say if it was a home.

Photo A fire near Brian Head, Utah, on Friday.

About 1,000 personnel are fighting the fire. The sheriff's office in a statement did not say how many people had been evacuated. Officials have said the blaze near the ski town of Brian Head was sparked June 17 by a weed-burning torch.

Authorities on Monday will send a second team of firefighters to help try to put it out. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

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