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Sen. Mitt Romney welcomes $10M federal investment for wildfire management

Sen. Mitt Romney welcomes $10M federal investment for wildfire management

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 8:03 a.m.

Utah's wildfire resilience programs will get a financial boost as the Department of Interior announced it will disperse $10 million for wildfire management in the Beehive State.
'Utahns were vigilant': How Utah's 2023 wildfire season became a smashing success

'Utahns were vigilant': How Utah's 2023 wildfire season became a smashing success

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 12:01 p.m.

Utah's record snowpack prompted major wildfire concerns this summer, but firefighters say two key factors helped quell those worries.
Land, water and air report details key concerns, issues related to Utah's natural resources

Land, water and air report details key concerns, issues related to Utah's natural resources

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 21 - 9:03 p.m.

The Utah State University-led Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water and Air's report shows key issues and concerns related to Utah's shared resources.
'Fire Sense' receives national award. Here's how much Utah wildfires have dropped in 2 years

'Fire Sense' receives national award. Here's how much Utah wildfires have dropped in 2 years

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 10:02 a.m.

Utah is receiving national recognition for its "Fire Sense" campaign, which has drastically reduced human-caused wildfires since it launched in 2021.
Health studies: Home canners beware, danger for cyberbullies and wildfire health woes

Health studies: Home canners beware, danger for cyberbullies and wildfire health woes

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 7:38 a.m.

This week's health news includes two possible surprises and something most folks suspected but could not quantify.
Crews thin out thousands of acres of forest to reduce wildfire danger

Crews thin out thousands of acres of forest to reduce wildfire danger

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 10:28 p.m.

Officials are working on thinning more than 140-thousand acres of national forests in Utah, all in order to protect against catastrophic wildfires.
Work begins to repair sections of Uinta Mountains years after beetle infestation

Work begins to repair sections of Uinta Mountains years after beetle infestation

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 11:16 a.m.

Federal foresters are working to remove trees from the Uinta Mountains that were killed off by massive beetle infestations starting in the early 2000s.
Utah's 14th wettest August on record propels state to above-average summer

Utah's 14th wettest August on record propels state to above-average summer

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 11 - 7:59 p.m.

Utah's wet August reversed trends from the first two-thirds of summer, and helped reduce the state's drought conditions and wildfire risks.
Paradise lost: California city, Lahaina wildfires proof of new reality

Paradise lost: California city, Lahaina wildfires proof of new reality

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 29 - 9:03 p.m.

As the West burns, environmental historian Bill Deverell said one need only to look to the practices of indigenous tribes as one way to help curtail the scope of wildfires.
Zion National Park to lift fire restrictions ahead of busy Labor Day weekend

Zion National Park to lift fire restrictions ahead of busy Labor Day weekend

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 29 - 6:29 p.m.

Fire restrictions at Zion National Park are being lifted ahead of the Labor Day weekend because all the recent rainfall and improved fire conditions.
Thompson Ridge Fire in Beaver mostly contained

Thompson Ridge Fire in Beaver mostly contained

Sydnee Chapman Gonzalez for KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 21 - 5:47 p.m.

The Thompson Ridge Fire has burned over 7,000 acres, mostly in Fishlake National Forest. It was 85% contained as of Monday.
Fire in San Juan County is contained; Beaver fire continues to burn

Fire in San Juan County is contained; Beaver fire continues to burn

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Aug. 11 - 9:40 p.m.

A wildfire that started 11 miles southeast of Beaver last week is still 0% contained at 7,289 acres as of Friday.
Rain falls on Thompson Ridge Fire, minimizing fire activity

Rain falls on Thompson Ridge Fire, minimizing fire activity

Josh Ellis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 11 - 12:08 p.m.

The Thompson Ridge Fire, the largest wildfire currently burning in Utah has grown to over 7,000 acres. But Thursday's storms helped minimize fire activity.
Orem firefighters helping battle wildfires near popular Alaska national park

Orem firefighters helping battle wildfires near popular Alaska national park

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 9:12 p.m.

Three Orem firefighters are joining more than 200 personnel assigned to a series of wildfires just north of Denali National Park, city officials said Monday.
Lightning-sparked wildfire near Beaver grows to 250 acres

Lightning-sparked wildfire near Beaver grows to 250 acres

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 10:39 a.m.

Lightning has been identified as the cause of a 250-acre fire located 11 miles southeast of Beaver.
4 new Utah wildfires started within 24 hours of each other

4 new Utah wildfires started within 24 hours of each other

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 30 - 10:31 p.m.

It was only a matter of time before all that green vegetation in Utah's mountains and valleys started turning yellow and brown.
New fire restrictions added in 3 Utah counties ahead of Pioneer Day weekend

New fire restrictions added in 3 Utah counties ahead of Pioneer Day weekend

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 21 - 10:43 a.m.

New fire restrictions are now in place in three northern Utah counties as the region begins to dry out.
'Everything is drying out': Provo issues fire restriction order

'Everything is drying out': Provo issues fire restriction order

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 20 - 6:18 a.m.

Provo's fire marshal has issued a fire restriction order prohibiting campfires along the city's east bench and canyons.
Davis County family evacuated after witnessing start of Sunny Cove fire at Flaming Gorge

Davis County family evacuated after witnessing start of Sunny Cove fire at Flaming Gorge

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 19 - 9:09 a.m.

The Midgley family from Kaysville planned on spending the week at the Mustang Ridge Campground, but Mother Nature had her own plans.
Layton firefighters helping to battle wildfires in southern California

Layton firefighters helping to battle wildfires in southern California

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 18 - 10:31 p.m.

Firefighters from two counties were assisting their counterparts in southern California Monday in responding to fires.
Lightning-caused wildfire leads to evacuation of campground near Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Lightning-caused wildfire leads to evacuation of campground near Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted July 18 - 6:17 a.m.

Lightning is being blamed for a wildfire that sparked near Flaming Gorge Reservoir Monday afternoon.
Utah is 'drying out really rapidly' ahead of Pioneer Day weekend, firefighters say

Utah is 'drying out really rapidly' ahead of Pioneer Day weekend, firefighters say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 17 - 7:03 p.m.

This month's hotter and drier conditions are quickly increasing fire risk across Utah, leading to some new fire restrictions ahead of the Pioneer Day weekend.
Dry conditions caused fire near Utah-Colorado border to grow to 800 acres

Dry conditions caused fire near Utah-Colorado border to grow to 800 acres

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted July 10 - 10:53 p.m.

I-70 was closed due to a brush fire near the Utah-Colorado border in Grand County on Monday.
All hands on deck for Utah firefighters as fire season heats up

All hands on deck for Utah firefighters as fire season heats up

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 10 - 10:28 p.m.

Utah firefighters are on high alert as temperatures rise, winds pick up and grasses begin to dry out.
St. George climbers help extinguish wildfire believed to be started by fireworks

St. George climbers help extinguish wildfire believed to be started by fireworks

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 10 - 8:31 a.m.

Southern Utah climbers are recounting the moment they jumped into action to stop a wildfire started by somebody else.