The Human-caused wildfire burning near Brian Head, Utah has grown from just over 1000 acres on June 19th to over 43,000 acres today. 11 nearby communities have been evacuated and several roads have been closed. Utah Fire currently has 1,140 Fire Fighters on the scene and says the fire is 10% contained. They expect to fully contain the fire by July 15th if conditions are agreeable.
This is the largest fire in the USA right now.
Brian Head ski resort remains unaffected by the fire, as the fire is burning North of Town and ski resort and is expected to spread further north. General Manager, Burke Wilkerson, does not anticipate any changes to the resort’s summer mountain biking operations. Hopefully, the fire can be contained as soon as possible, and life can get back to normal in southern Utah.
For up to date info on the fire visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5253/