Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox said a Red Cross evacuation center has opened at Park City High School.
“We have been extremely blessed and lucky this fire season — but the #ParleysCanyonFire is big and dangerous.
” Cox wrote in a publicación de Facebook
. “Please be careful and follow all evacuation orders
. We’re all praying for the safety of our firefighters as the work to protect homes and lives.
Investigators believe the fire was caused by sparks from a catalytic converter, according to a tweet from Utah fire officials.
An Indigo Girls concert that was scheduled for Saturday night was canceled due to the fire, according to the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, which is about ten miles from the fire.
“This decision was made in order to help alleviate pressure on law enforcement services and fire resources
,” the resort tuiteó
“Things have slowed a bit with all of the great aviation work here on the #ParleysCanyonFire
. It will take some time before the hand crews see success holding the fire line
,” fire officials tuiteó
Summit County officials also praised the aviation work on the fire.
“Thanks to great aviation work and phenomenal collaboration amongst all agencies involved in the suppression and evacuation efforts here on the #ParleysCanyonFire
, things have slowed a bit tonight
,” county officials said in a Facebook post
Dixie Fire in California grows
, la Dixie Fire burning across two national forests
, a national park and four counties in California continues to grow by thousands of acres
“The Dixie Fire was extremely active yesterday afternoon producing multiple columns
, including one that produced lightning
,” la National Interagency Fire Center
The Dixie Fire—the nation’s largest active fire—has charred 552,589 acres as of Saturday, con 31% containment, según Cal Fire. Por lo menos 6,533 personnel are battling California’s second largest fire in history.
“Crews are focusing on structural protection to mitigate the threat to homes on Keddie Ridge and in Wilcox Valley
. Due to thunderstorms
, fire activity increased last night
,” fire officials said in an update posted on InciWeb
, the clearinghouse for wildfire information in the US
Three first responders have been injured while fighting to the Dixie Fire in Northern California. There are no reports of fatalities, Cal Fire said.
Un total de 1,120 estructuras, including residences, commercial buildings and other minor structures, have been destroyed with another 74 structures damaged, según Cal Fire. Por poco 15,000 structures are being threatened by the fire.
California’s wildfire season this year has been overwhelming.
Wildfires have so far ripped through more than 917,000 hectáreas, which is a dramatic increase of 233% over the same period last year, becoming the state’s worst wildfire year on record, según Cal Fire.
There are currently
103 active fires nationwide
, de acuerdo a the NIFC