Left Fork wildfire 100% contained; active fire still in the area

The Left Fork fire burns in the Dixie National Forest in Kane County on May 9. Officials now say the fire is 100% contained.

The Left Fork fire burns in the Dixie National Forest in Kane County on May 9. Officials now say the fire is 100% contained. (Bureau of Land Management)



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ST. GEORGE — The Left Fork Fire is now 100% contained, according to fire officials.

The fire has burned a total of 4,254 acres since May 9; however, there are still current hazards in place as fire crews continue to put out hot spots.

A type three Incident Management Team took command this morning and Color Country team two will manage the remaining crews and equipment, according to a Twitter post by Utah Fire Info at 8:53 a.m. Sunday.

According to the fact sheet released by Color Country Interagency, the Left Fork wildfire started on May 9 in Dixie National Forest, just 10 miles southwest of Bryce Canyon City near Kanab Creek. The fire burned a total of 4,254 acres and has been listed as human-caused with one injury reported.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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