• Wildfires in Utah rage on, displacing more than 6,000 people

    9 days ago - By Think Progress

    Two enormous wildfires burning in Utah have displaced more than 6,000 people. As of Saturday afternoon, the two fires had grown to cover a combined 86,107 acres, wreaking havoc on air quality around the state.
    The two fires - at Pole Creek and Bald Mountain in Utah and Juab counties, respectively - could be the most destructive in an already dangerous fire season, according to Gov. Gary Herbert .
    Among Herbert's concerns were the multitude of homes directly in the paths of the widlfires. As of Saturday evening, the fires were reportedly within half a mile of residences .
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