Three major wildfires burning in Utah

Strong winds and wilting heat have fueled three major wildfires in Utah.

Three major wildfires burning in Utah
Strong winds and wilting heat have fueled three major wildfires in Utah.

More than 32,700 acres had burned by Saturday in the Salt Creek fire in Sanpete County, the Paradise fire near the Nevada border in Iron County and the Dakota Hills Complex fire in and near Zion National Park, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Temperatures hit 100 degrees Friday in many places in Utah, with the National Weather Service already having recorded 10 days of 100 degrees or higher in Salt Lake City when the summer average is five days, The Tribune reported.

Homes, cabins, campgrounds and barns throughout central and southern Utah were evacuated Thursday and Friday.

Ranchers Bob Garrett and Seth MacPherson said they were unsure of the fate of their 700 head of cattle grazing the Nephi Canyon in the Salt Creek area.

"We are crying the same song as the other ranchers," Garrett said. "The rest of the state is burned. Where can we go now?"

UPI

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Temmuz 2007, 23:34
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