Utah wildfire update: Air, ground resources fighting 10 fires across state

This photo of the MM17 Fire was released by Utah Fire Info on Monday, June 21, 2021.

UTAH, June 21, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah is now battling 10 wildfires, with the addition of two on Sunday.

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson on Monday begged residents to enjoy professionally staged fireworks shows rather than take pyrotechnics into their own hands, due to high temperatures in a season of extreme drought and the increased danger of fires.

Utah firefighters already have plenty of work with the wildfires they are already fighting.

See the latest acreage and containment numbers below, ordered from most recent to least.

Sego Fire

  • Started: Thursday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20
  • Size: 50 acres
  • Agencies: Air resources, due to rugged terrain
  • Percent contained: Zero
  • Cause: Lightning
Source: Utah Fire Info

Horsecorn Fire

  • Started: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20
  • Size: 400 acres
  • Percent contained: Zero
  • Cause: Lightning

MM17 Fire

  • Started: 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19
  • Size: 136 acres
  • Percent contained: 80
  • Agencies: Interagency engines/crews
  • Cause: Human, under investigation

Morgan Canyon Fire

  • Started: Thursday, June 17
  • Size: 59 acres
  • Percent contained: Zero
  • Agencies: U.S. Forest Service, State of Utah
  • Cause: Human, plane crash
Utah Fire Info shared this photo of the Morgan Canyon Fire on Monday, June 21, 2021.

Deer Springs Fire

  • Started: 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 18
  • Size: 223 acres
  • Percent contained: Zero
  • Cause: Lightning

Flatt Fire

  • Started: 3 p.m., Friday, June 18
  • Size: Estimated 14,379 acres
  • Percent contained: 50. Some fire resources will be released to assist with other emerging fires in Utah, UFI says.
  • Cause: Lightning

Utah Fire Info shared this image of the Flatt Fire on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Pack Creek Fire

  • Started: June 9
  • Size: 8,959
  • Percent contained: 58
  • Agencies: U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, State of Utah
  • Cause: Human caused, by abandoned camp fire. Reward offered for information leading to the charging and conviction of those responsible.

Bear Fire

  • Started: 1 p.m. June 8
  • Size: 12,170 acres
  • Percent contained: 93, in mop-up stage
  • Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, FFSL
  • Cause: Under investigation

Utah Fire Info shared this image of the Flatt Fire on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Mammoth Fire

  • Started: June 5
  • Size: 709 acres
  • Percent contained: 100, in mop-up stage
  • Agencies: U.S. Forest Service
  • Cause: Lightning
Bennion  Creek Fire
  • Started: June 4
  • Size: 8,313 acres
  • Percent contained: 64
  • Agencies: U.S. Forest Service
  • Cause: Natural
Utah Fire Info shared this image of the Morgan Canyon Fire operation on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

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