Firefighters Battle Blazes in California and Utah

Firefighters Battle Blazes in California and Utah

The Brian Head Fire continues to grow and has burned more than 27,700 acres, Friday, June 23, 2017 in Brian Head, Utah. Investigators know who started it, but have not yet released any details about the person.

Ducey said in a statement Wednesday that his office is receiving constant updates from state fire officials.

"Horse Valley will be an area of concern (Monday), but crews have begun to prepare for this using dozers and retardant dropped from air tankers to establish indirect firelines", the town of Brian Head said on its Facebook page. Colorado was hit hard that year with 600 homes destroyed and several deaths blamed on the fires.

"It has been a pretty busy June", said Richard Cooper, Weber County warden over wildland fire.

"We are a good 12 miles away from the fire".

Many residents have painful memories of a 2013 wildfire that killed 19 members of a Prescott-based firefighting crew nearly four years to the date.

"When we turn the Forest Service over to the bird and bunny lovers and the tree huggers and the rock lickers, we've turned our history over", Noel said.

The Type 1 Incident Management team is now overseeing fire suppression on the eastern side of the Brian Head fire from Panguitch.

Fire officials said midday Monday that more than 43,000 acres have already burned. In a June 17 recording, a man tells dispatchers he needs help with a fire getting out of control. There are now 525 firefighters and personnel on site with no injuries to date.

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Some 20 large fires are blazing in the West as the fire season gets under way.

The fire, which was sparked by a truck following a wreck, consumed at least 870 acres.

Evacuation warnings were issued for Highland Home Road, east to Highway 243 including the communities of Poppet Flats and Silent Valley. Officials said the cause of the blaze is still unknown. Only 2011 surpasses the number of acres burned, and no other year going back to 2000 has seen this many wildfires in the first five months of the year.

Many parts of western United States have been struggling with heatwaves over recent days. There are also smaller blazes in various states.

CBS News spoke to residents in the area about the fire.

A Global Positioning System flight taken Sunday estimates the fire to be approximately 957 acres.

Authorities said lighter winds should help firefighters' efforts Thursday and that it's likely a larger percent of the fire has been contained. The fire started after a single vehicle collision. "When we say go, you need to go", said Capt. Chris Kemp, Cal-Fire Riverside.

The southbound lanes of Highway 79 have fully reopened after being closed Monday.

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