fire

Bureau of Land Management

As wildfires are becoming larger and more frequent across the nation, scientists are interested in the potential impacts smoke emissions may have on the atmosphere and air quality. 

Salt Lake City International Airport
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Court documents show a former employee is under investigation in a fire that torched 20 rental cars in a parking lot near the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Surveillance video captured a man entering the Hertz rental car lot shortly after midnight on July 8. A search warrant filed in court says he had bags with him that appeared to be heavy when he entered and lighter when he left.

Estimated $500,000 of damage done due to rental car fires at Salt Lake City International Airport.
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  Authorities say 20 cars have been destroyed and others damaged in an overnight fire at Salt Lake City International Airport.

The cars were in the Hertz rental car lot.

Fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in Moab.
moabcity.org

A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the southern Utah tourist town of Moab.

 Moab city officials said in a news release Tuesday night that the fire started Tuesday night in a wooded area near an apartment complex.

Provo, Utah fire kills 1, inures another.
mountainland.org

Fire officials say one person died and another person was injured in a fire in Provo.

Provo Fire and Rescue said in a Facebook post that the fire was reported early Friday morning.

West Valley Fire Department
wvc-ut.gov

Fire officials in suburban Salt Lake City are investigating the cause of a brush fire that forced the evacuation of a homeless camp in West Valley City.Firefighters from several agencies responded to the fire in a field near the Jordan River Parkway Trail at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The cause of an early morning fire at a Logan home decorating store is being investigated. 

news.stlpublicradio.org

A South Salt Lake apartment fire has displaced many low-income residents.

The fire broke out Sunday at a low-income apartment building. Officials say all residents were safely evacuated and one man was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

State Forester Sets Fire Restrictions in Cache County

Jul 15, 2016

Until further notice, the Utah State Forester has prohibited lighting fireworks or cutting metal in unincorporated areas, meaning areas that aren’t governed by local cities. Smoking in areas with dry vegetation and lighting campfires in undesignated areas is also prohibited.

Dry Winter Will Bring Wildfires, Officials Say

Mar 10, 2015
texasagriculture.gov

Meteorologists are calling this winter the warmest on record. While this might be good news to picnickers and hikers, officials are saying the pleasant weather could have some unpleasant effects on the environment.

Jason Curry from the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands says the dry weather will likely bring an increase in wildfires.