Utah wildfire: Dalton Wash Fire east of Virgin burns about 350 acres, 30% contained

The fire also evacuated a “tiny homes” site Thursday night.

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A wildfire ignited in Washington County late Thursday, sparked by a vehicle rollover, and the blaze has already burned about 350 acres east of Virgin, Utah.

The Dalton Wash Fire as of Saturday morning was 30% contained, according to Utah Fire Info, a state-run website that provides updates on active wildfires throughout the state. The fire was previously mapped at about 600 acres, but aerial resources were able to better map the fire’s perimeter.

It is located about 2.5 miles east from the town of Virgin, and five structures are threatened by the blaze, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

So far, zero structures have been damaged and zero injuries have been reported.

Evacuations were lifted Saturday at a nearby “tiny homes” site and for three private residents. Approximately 30 individuals total were evacuated, according to the BLM.

Dalton Wash Road reopened at 9 a.m. Saturday morning as firefighters successfully kept the blaze from growing any further on Friday.

Crews expect to put out the wildfire by June 13. It’s burning in a combination of roadside fuels and rough terrain, making it difficult for resources to flank all sides of the blaze.

Aerial resources were working the fire throughout Friday in addition to ground resources, but incoming warm weather to the area this weekend will make fire potential “challenging” over the next few shifts, according to a news release.