Lightning, dry conditions, and wind are playing a major part in what fire officials are stating as “nearly three dozen fires around southern Utah.”
Sunday’s lightning storms throughout the state played a major role in starting the fires that have plagued southern Utah. Public Affairs Officer Rachel Tueller told SUN News, “A large majority of the fires were very small and in remote areas.”
Not every fire has been a small one though, “The Plateau Fire, about 10 miles south of Bloomington, has already burned 4,400 acres,” she said.
With red flag warnings still in effect throughout the state, Tueller says everyone still needs to be cautious.
For a full list of fires and how to report new fires, BLM officials have all that information and more posted on their website.