Wildfires Continue to Burn Across Utah

Wildfires Continue to Burn Across Utah

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(KSL News) -- Firefighters have made progress against The Evergreen wildfire near the Causey Reservoir in Weber County.

At this hour it is 80 percent contained.

Since it started yesterday afternoon, 486 acres have gone up in smoke and six or seven cabins and trailors have been destroyed.

An evacuation was ordered last night, and those evacuations are still in effect.

Fire crews are waiting to see if the flames will pick up again because of heavy winds in the area this afternoon.

Farmington Canyon Fire

Three helicopters were diverted to that fire from the Farmington Canyon fire.

Since Thursday It has charred more than nineteen hundred acres, but is now 70 percent contained.

A homeless man, Joseph Bruhl, told authorities he started the fire because he wanted to go to jail. He was charged Friday with causing a catastrophe.

The Standard-Examiner in Ogden has quoted unnamed sources as saying Bruhl is a paranoid who'd been in a boarding house two weeks ago. The source says Bruhl was asked to leave when he refused to take his medications and became belligerent.

Apex Fire

The Apex fire in St. George, may not be raging, but it's still costing the state big bucks.

Fire officials say it's cost more than two million dollars to fight the blaze, and rehabilitation costs could add another million on top of that.

The Apex fire is the state's largest fire so far this season at 30-thousand acres.

That fire, was started by two teenagers playing with matches.

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