BURNING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BURNING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Indian Fire burning in brush near Ogden Canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58203381-78/fire-saturday-sunday-firefighters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58203381-78/fire-saturday-sunday-firefighters.html.csp">Indian Fire burning in brush near Ogden Canyon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T21:48:17.129-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A wildfire continued to burn Sunday after prompting evacuations Saturday night near the mouth of Ogden Canyon. The blaze, dubbed the Indian Fire, began about 8 p.m. Saturday on the steep, rocky slopes above 22nd Street and had grown to 50 acres Sunday. A helicopter and more than 20 firefighters worked Sunday on containing the flames, which were burning through oak brush and timber, said Forest Service spokeswoman Kim Obsorn. Though the flames were not threatening any homes and were moving up the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58203381@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:48:17 MDT Howling winds push massive Washington fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201210-68/fire-friday-homes-pateros.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201210-68/fire-friday-homes-pateros.html.csp">Howling winds push massive Washington fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MANUEL VALDES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:16:02.591-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Winthrop, Wash. • Howling winds pushed a massive wildfire in north-central Washington in new directions Saturday. Officials said there are no reports of injuries and only one more home was destroyed overnight by the lightning-caused wildfire. The wildfire that has blackened more than 260 square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle has calmed down near Pateros, where it destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. “It’s just starting ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201210@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:16:02 MDT Man dies after leap into bonfire at Utah’s Element 11 festival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58182789-78/wallace-grantsville-fire-festival.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58182789-78/wallace-grantsville-fire-festival.html.csp">Man dies after leap into bonfire at Utah’s Element 11 festival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HARRY STEVENS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T09:38:03.626-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A joyous festival was cut tragically short Saturday night when a man burned to death after leaping into a huge ceremonial bonfire. As a three-story wooden effigy, inspired by the creatures from Where the Wild Things Are, burned to mark the culmination of the Element 11 festival in Grantsville, hundreds of festival-goers watched in horror as Christopher Wallace of Salt Lake City broke through a safety barrier, danced wildly for a few moments and ran full speed into the flames. “He looked like he...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182789@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:38:03 MDT Hot, dry weather encouraging western wildfires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58182492-68/fire-dry-burning-hupp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58182492-68/fire-dry-burning-hupp.html.csp">Hot, dry weather encouraging western wildfires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T14:55:48.236-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 02:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Klamath Falls, Ore. • Firefighters have built a partial line around a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon that has destroyed structures and led to dozens of evacuations, fire spokeswoman Erica Hupp said Crews were assessing the fire near Sprague River on Monday morning. The last measurement estimated the blaze at about 4 1/2 square miles, said Hupp. The wildfire started around 2 p.m. PDT Sunday in timber and brush and has destroyed an undetermined number of homes and structures. Before sund...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581824922014-07-14T14:55:48.236-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T14:55:48.236-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182492@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:55:48 MDT Firefighters battling South Salt Lake mulch fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58172013-78/fire-lake-salt-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58172013-78/fire-lake-salt-south.html.csp">Firefighters battling South Salt Lake mulch fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamELA manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T15:40:40.971-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 03:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Looking at times as if they were walking inside a volcano, firefighters battled a fire Thursday night burning on an enormous pile of compost that covers an acre of land at a South Salt Lake business. The fire spread to two structures and its smoke forced the closure of Interstate 15 and obscured the skies in the Salt Lake Valley. The fire started around 7:30 p.m. at Diamond Tree Experts at 3645 S. 500 West. It burned a structure at the business and spread to a neighboring business, American West...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58172013@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:40:40 MDT Crews making progress in taming Utah wildfires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58156328-78/fire-acres-crews-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58156328-78/fire-acres-crews-monday.html.csp">Crews making progress in taming Utah wildfires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T22:06:06.327-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A wildfire of still undetermined cause continued to rage north of the eastern Utah city of Vernal on Monday, though crews were making steady progress in bringing it to heel. Kelsey Birchell, Bureau of Land Management fire information officer, said the Taylor Mountain Road Fire’s size actually had been reduced due to more accurate re-mapping of the blaze over the weekend. Total acreage was trimmed to 3,126 acres from the earlier estimate of nearly 3,600 acres. No injuries had been reported, thou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58156328@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:06:06 MDT Wildfire burning in Tooele County mountains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58129549-78/fire-com-twitter-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58129549-78/fire-com-twitter-area.html.csp">Wildfire burning in Tooele County mountains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T09:41:45.307-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 09:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A wildfire was burning Sunday in the Sheep Rock Mountains in Tooele County. The blaze, dubbed the Black Crook Creek fire, was first reported Saturday afternoon about 12 miles southwest of Vernon. It seems lighting from the storm that passed through earlier in the week had sparked the fire in a remote area of the forest, said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Loyal Clark. The flames quickly burned 438 acres of grass, sage and pinyon-juniper, but there had not been any new growth as of Sunday mornin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58129549@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:41:45 MDT Unattended candle sparks fire in Clearfield duplex http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58120263-78/fire-candle-duplex-clearfield.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58120263-78/fire-candle-duplex-clearfield.html.csp">Unattended candle sparks fire in Clearfield duplex</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HARRY STEVENS</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T09:16:34.313-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An unattended candle ignited a fire in a Clearfield duplex Thursday morning that left four adults and a toddler temporarily displaced from their homes. The candle was left burning by the occupant of one of the units in a duplex at 164 N. 300 East, said Deputy Fire Chief John Taylor of the North Davis Fire District. Emergency dispatch received a call at 11:30 a.m. when the occupants of the other side of the duplex, who were home when the fire broke up, smelled smoke. A man and a woman, their daug...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58120263@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:16:34 MDT Philip Morris plans to sell Marlboro HeatStick http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58119010-79/plans-cigarettes-heatstick-marlboro.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58119010-79/plans-cigarettes-heatstick-marlboro.html.csp">Philip Morris plans to sell Marlboro HeatStick</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T12:21:01.525-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Philip Morris International is hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes like e-cigarettes with a new Marlboro-branded product that heats tobacco rather than burning it. The world’s second-biggest tobacco company on Thursday detailed its plans to release the Marlboro HeatStick in cities in Japan and Italy later this year, with further expansion plans in 2015. The short, cigarette-like sticks are heated up to 660 degrees Fahrenheit (350 de...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581190102014-06-26T12:21:01.525-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-26T12:21:01.525-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58119010@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:21:01 MDT Letter: Is solar lottery the best we can do? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58109156-82/solar-lottery-energy-kilowatts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58109156-82/solar-lottery-energy-kilowatts.html.csp">Letter: Is solar lottery the best we can do?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T16:24:02.354-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 04:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The results are in from Rocky Mountain Power’s annual solar lottery. Of 1,466 residential customers who applied, 248 won the opportunity to receive ratepayer assistance installing rooftop solar equipment. The winners may contribute 845 kilowatts of clean solar energy to the grid. The 1,218 losers might have contributed 5,232 kilowatts of solar energy. Some may try again next year. Some will forego installing solar. Those who can afford it will “go solar” anyway. For some perspective: RM...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58109156@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:24:02 MDT Wildfire in Cedar Hills area sparked by target shooter; fire contained http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56495207-78/fire-hills-cedar-burning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56495207-78/fire-hills-cedar-burning.html.csp">Wildfire in Cedar Hills area sparked by target shooter; fire contained</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kimball Bennion</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-22T10:56:38.349-06:00">Updated Jun 22, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: This 2013 story was inadvertently published online again on Saturday June 21, 2014. A small wildfire burning Friday evening near Cedar Hills was sparked by a target shooter, according to Lone Peak Fire Chief Brad Freeman. Freeman said the flames began burning perilously close to homes on Morgan Boulevard and Box Elder Drive near Montgomery Peak, but firefighters were able to divert the blaze away from the structures. As of about 5:30, the 10-acre fire was burning upward into the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 56495207@www.sltrib.com Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:56:38 MDT Crews fighting brush fire in Riverdale http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057416-78/fire-riverdale-burning-crews.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057416-78/fire-riverdale-burning-crews.html.csp">Crews fighting brush fire in Riverdale</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T18:06:40.35-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 06:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A brushfire was burning in Riverdale near the Weber River on Wednesday afternoon. The fire was burning near 3750 S. 600 West, in an area with homes, dispatchers confirmed. Crews from Riverdale, Ogden and Roy fire departments were at the scene, dispatchers said. The Tribune will report further information as it becomes available.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58057416@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:06:40 MDT New, wind-whipped wildfire burning near Dugway Proving Ground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58056156-78/fire-dugway-wednesday-blaze.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58056156-78/fire-dugway-wednesday-blaze.html.csp">New, wind-whipped wildfire burning near Dugway Proving Ground</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T20:21:56.858-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 08:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A fresh, wind-whipped wildfire erupted near the southern border of Dugway Proving Ground late Wednesday morning, consuming 1,500 acres by evening. “The wind really kicked up out there and it took off,” Tooele County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Miller said Wednesday morning. The blaze, dubbed the Pony Fire, was 40 percent contained by about 6 p.m.. The fire, on tinder-dry expanses of cheatgrass and juniper, was generally near the foot of Simpson Mountain and on Bureau of Land Management holdings along...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58056156@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:21:56 MDT Burning Man spreads from Nevada to Israel desert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58045823-68/desert-israel-burning-festival.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58045823-68/desert-israel-burning-festival.html.csp">Burning Man spreads from Nevada to Israel desert</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ODED BALILTY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T09:45:10.035-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 09:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Negev Desert, Israel • For the Bedouin Arab shepherds tending their flocks in Israel’s Negev desert last week, it was almost as if aliens had landed from outer space. Some 3,000 people set up a colorful encampment in the dusty moonscape, swinging from hoops by day and burning giant wooden sculptures by night. It was Midburn, Israel’s first Burning Man festival, modeled after the popular carnival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Midburn is a mix of “midbar,” Hebrew for desert, an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580458232014-06-09T09:45:10.035-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T09:45:10.035-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58045823@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:45:10 MDT