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Utah Wildfire, US Fire Stats

Posted by feww on June 28, 2017

Utah wildfire consumes 50k acres, destroys 22 structures, forces evacuation of 1,500 people

An uncontrolled wildfire [Utah Brian Head Fire, FM-5185] has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 residents in southwestern Utah.

The ferocious blaze, burning since June 17, has consumed more than 50,000 acres near the ski resort town of Brian Head, about 50km northeast of Zion National Park, Utah. [U.S. Forest Service]

Daily Fire Statistics June 27, 2017

  • Number of new large fires: 10
  • Number of active large fires: 21
    [Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires.
    Total does not include individual fires within complexes.]
  • Acres from active fires: 150,521

States currently reporting large fires:
Arizona (3)
California (4)
Florida (1)
Idaho (5)
New Mexico (3)
Oregon (2)
Utah (3)

Year-to-date statistics – 2017 (1/1/17 – 6/27/17)

  • Fires: 28,783
  • Acres: 2,686,884

Annual average prior 10 years – 2006-2016

  • Fires: 31,477
  • Acres: 1,806,663


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