Crews continue mitigation efforts as Deer Springs Fire grows

July 9, 2024
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

KANE COUNTY, Utah — The Deer Springs Fire has grown to 11,888 acres and 10% containment. The fire was first discovered around 1 p.m. Sunday on BLM land in Kane County, south of Bryce Canyon, near Skutumpah and Timber Creek roads in the Deer Springs area. Officials with Utah Fire Info said the fire appeared to be human caused, but that it is still under investigation. 154 fire personnel are working to mitigate the flames. On Tuesday, fire crews worked to secure the fire line on both flanks of the fire. Crews are continuing fire line construction to the south and containing any smaller fires that migrated off the rim. …Winds out of the north-northwest are reportedly favorable to suppression tactics, although Red Flag Warnings remain in effect through Wednesday evening.

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