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Utah Firefighters Return Home From California

Utah Task Force 2 returned home Saturday to reunite with their families. Twenty-one firefighters returned from Northern California, where they were helping fight the Dixie Fire. They had left Utah in August to provide assistance.


Public information officer with United Fire Authority Ryan Love says he’s grateful to all of the firefighters' wives and children for allowing them to help California in such a large capacity. Love says their work was greatly appreciated.


As of Saturday, the Dixie Fire has burned over 950,000 acres since it first ignited in July. The fire is currently 62% contained.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!