BURNING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BURNING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338660-68/mart-wal-burning-desert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338660-68/mart-wal-burning-desert.html.csp">Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:41:26.945-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It’s a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics. Except when it rains. That’s when the “Burners” end up in the parking lot of the Reno Wal-Mart. Turned back at the gate to the Black Rock Desert after rare showers on Monday turned the ancient lake bottom to a muddy qua...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583386602014-08-26T11:41:26.945-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T11:41:26.945-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338660@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:41:26 MDT Rain and mud temporarily douse Burning Man festival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335648-68/reno-burning-event-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335648-68/reno-burning-event-http.html.csp">Rain and mud temporarily douse Burning Man festival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T16:34:20.631-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Black Rock Deseert, Nev. • Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno. Bureau of Land Management dispatcher Mike Wilke told the Reno Gazette-Journal (http://tinyurl.com/lkajkks) standing water turned the playa into a muddy mess Monday morning. Numerous vehicles were stuck and northbound traffic on State Highway 447 was being turned...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583356482014-08-25T16:34:20.631-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T16:34:20.631-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335648@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:34:20 MDT Park City musician Robyn Cage releases video, ‘Burning Now’ [video] http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58317810-66/cage-robyn-video-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58317810-66/cage-robyn-video-com.html.csp">Park City musician Robyn Cage releases video, ‘Burning Now’ [video]</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T13:09:24.041-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One advantage to being a sensitive singer-songwriter in Utah: When you make a music video, you can throw a bed in the middle of the Utah desert and — BAM! — instant visual metaphor. That’s what Park City-based singer-songwriter Robyn Cage has done with her new single, “Burning Now,” released today. Cage is a Salt Lake City native and actress who was living in New York when started songwriting in 2009, recording an EP, “Raining Sideways” (under her other stage name, Robyn Kemp). Cage recorded 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> 58317810@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:09:24 MDT Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312933-68/yosemite-fire-homes-blaze.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312933-68/yosemite-fire-homes-blaze.html.csp">Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T10:28:01.682-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mariposa, Calif. • Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks. The nearly 2-square-mile blaze in Madera County had destroyed eight structures and was threatening 500 others around Oakhurst, which is about 16 miles away from an entrance to Yosemite, fire officials said. Officials were hopeful, though, that cooler...</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> 58312933@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:28:01 MDT Layton man suffers burned hands trying to douse grease fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58299911-78/fire-bitton-kitchen-burning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58299911-78/fire-bitton-kitchen-burning.html.csp">Layton man suffers burned hands trying to douse grease fire</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="2014-08-15T09:33:57.339-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Quick-acting crews contained a house fire to the kitchen late Thursday night, but not before a male resident suffered burns to his hands trying to douse the flames himself. Layton Fire Department spokesman Douglas Bitton said the blaze broke out at 10:20 p.m. as the 27-year-old man was cooking in the home at 423 N. Owens Street. At some point during the process, he fell asleep. “He woke up to smoke coming from the kitchen and saw flames coming from the pan on the stove,” Bitton said. “He grabbed...</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> 58299911@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:33:57 MDT Letter: Ocean mercury another fossil-fuel threat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294133-82/mercury-ocean-levels-due.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294133-82/mercury-ocean-levels-due.html.csp">Letter: Ocean mercury another fossil-fuel threat</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T17:30:57.582-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unless you have been hiding in a cave in Afghanistan or alternatively denying the reality of anthropogenic global warming, scientists have provided us with yet another reason to strictly regulate the burning of fossil fuels worldwide: humans have tripled the mercury levels in upper ocean. For those of us who stalk trout in Utah and Colorado, we have been long been aware of the fish advisories with regards to the consumption of fish due to toxic mercury, primarily due to the fallout from coal fir...</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> 58294133@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:30:57 MDT U. study: Aboriginal fires helped kangaroos thrive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263507-78/fires-codding-kangaroos-martu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263507-78/fires-codding-kangaroos-martu.html.csp">U. study: Aboriginal fires helped kangaroos thrive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T07:11:48.807-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 07:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Modern conservationists might learn something from the strategies some native people have been practicing for thousands of years, suggests a new study co-authored by a University of Utah researcher. Brian Codding, an assistant anthropology professor at the U., and his co-researchers found that, in Australia, the Aboriginal Martu people’s practice of setting small grass fires to catch lizards actually boosts kangaroo populations. The Martu people have been setting such fires for at least 2,000 ye...</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> 58263507@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:11:48 MDT Eagle Moutain man arrested for allegedly burning down his house http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58261110-78/arrested-eagle-fire-allegedly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58261110-78/arrested-eagle-fire-allegedly.html.csp">Eagle Moutain man arrested for allegedly burning down his house</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="2014-08-04T21:11:01.939-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 09:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Eagle Mountain man is suspected of setting fire to his own house. The fire broke out just after 11 p.m. Friday, Utah County sheriff’s deputies reported. The man who lived there was not at the scene when firefighters arrived; witnesses said he set the fire. The man, 34, was arrested in South Jordan the next day. He was booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of aggravated arson. Investigators estimate the damage to be about $100,000.</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> 58261110@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:11:01 MDT Reno police link bike theft rise to Burning Man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260657-68/reno-bike-burning-festival.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260657-68/reno-bike-burning-festival.html.csp">Reno police link bike theft rise to Burning Man</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T18:15:01.906-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 06:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • Reno police say bicycle theft is the top property crime around downtown Reno this summer, and they think the Burning Man festival may have something to do with it. Police Sgt. Dan Thompson says the only time of the year the department sees so many bike thefts is in the weeks leading up to the festival, which begins Aug. 25. Bicycles are the main source of transportation at the weeklong event, held on the Black Rock Desert playa about 100 miles north of Reno. Kevin Campbell of the n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582606572014-08-04T18:15:01.906-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T18:15:01.906-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58260657@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:15:01 MDT Fires force evacuations in West Coast states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58253818-68/fire-homes-friday-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58253818-68/fire-homes-friday-state.html.csp">Fires force evacuations in West Coast states</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T11:25:01.481-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 11:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Alturas, Calif. • Wildfires burning through dry terrain in West Coast states have forced scores of evacuations as fire teams worked to corral the blazes. Lightning sparked dozens of fires in Northern California, including one in rural Modoc County that spurred some 120 people to evacuate, and the threat of more strikes along with winds from looming thunderstorms could aggravate the firefight. Authorities in Siskiyou County near the Oregon border issued an evacuation notice late Friday. The most ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582538182014-08-02T11:25:01.481-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-02T11:25:01.481-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58253818@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:25:01 MDT 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