Nine fires burning across Utah, including two new ones

MM17 Fire and another blaze near Birdseye both started Saturday.

(Utah Fire Info) The MM17Fire was 100+ acres as of late afternoon on Saturday, June 19, 2021. It was burning east of Hwy 28 in grass and brush.

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Nine fires are active across Utah, with two new fire starts identified by Utah Fire Info on Saturday.

One of the two starts is located off of Highway 89 near Birdseye, with the other south of Levan. The fire near Birdseye, which is unnamed, is estimated at 2 acres with resources on the scene. Late Saturday night, Utah Fire Info tweeted that the MM17 Fire near Levan was 50% contained and held to an estimated 150 acres.

The Flatt Fire in Iron County forced evacuations Friday night in Enterprise, and is estimated at 10,000 acres with zero percent containment. The blaze was ignited by lightning, and engines were placed throughout subdivisions of the town for structure protection in the evening. Red flag conditions are expected in the area through 9 p.m., and over 100 personnel — including a helicopter and 11 firefighting aircraft — are engaged in fire suppression efforts.

The Morgan Canyon Fire in Tooele County has burned approximately 37 acres in the Deseret Peak Wilderness, according to the latest Utah Fire Info update, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

The Bennion Creek Fire in Utah County remains at 8,313 acres, with containment increased to 45 percent. A total of 283 firefighters are assigned to the blaze and road closures are in place at Bennion Ridge Road, Bear Ridge Road, Starvation Road and Fish Creek Trail.