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Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah wildfire destroys 1 vacation home, 6 outbuildings

By Lauren Bennett, | Posted - Jul 22nd, 2019 @ 10:37pm

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PARAGONAH, Iron County — A 15-acre wildfire threatened 30 homes and destroyed one vacation home and six outbuildings Monday afternoon in Paragonah.

Eleven agencies responded to the fire that burned near 100 South St. and was fueled by dry grass and brush, according to a news release from Mike Melton, fire management officer for Utah’s Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands in southern Utah.

The fire started about 4:20 p.m. and no injuries were reported or evacuations ordered. By Monday evening, the fire was 100% contained, according to Melton.

In all, the flames required 11 fire engines, three water tender, six supervisors, one dozer and two single-engine air tankers.

It is believed the fire was caused by equipment operating on dry grass.


Lauren Bennett

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