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VIRGIN, Washington County — A fire east of Virgin in Washington County has burned an estimated 350 acres and is now 30% contained, officials said Friday afternoon.
#DaltonWashFire PM #Update - Color Country IMT 2 successfully & smoothly took command of the fire at noon. Aerial resources were able to better map the fire's perimeter. The estimated size of the fire now stands at 350 acres, w/ 30% contained.— Bureau of Land Management Utah (@BLMUtah) June 10, 2022
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The fire was ignited following a rollover crash Thursday night on state Route 9 on Dalton Road, according to Utah Fire Info. The fire spread under high wind conditions at a time when much of the state is under a prolonged drought and had been estimated at 300 to 500 acres on Thursday.
Officials estimated the fire as large as 600 acres on Friday morning with 0% containment before using aerial resources to better map the fire's perimeter.
Dalton Walsh Road is still closed while crews work, officials said.
New 🔥 Start: The #DaltonWashFire is located east of Virgin in Washington Co. Est. 300-500 acres. The fire was caused from a vehicle roll-over. The fire is wind-driven & growing rapidly. A Type 3 team has been ordered. #kmyffslpic.twitter.com/6ZzxPZTZem— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) June 10, 2022