Firefighters battle wildfires in Arizona, Utah, California

The Placerita Fire has grown to 750 acres with a containment of 50 percent in the Santa Clarita area.                       LA County Fire PIO

Authorities say the fire was started on June 17 by someone using a torch tool to burn weeds on private land. Jonathon Hodgkiss of Lone Peak Engines out of Utah accepts a doughnut and lemonade from Skylee Hatch as fire crews return from fighting a wildfire near the ski town of Brian Head Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in P.

Steve Bloch, legal director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, said Noel's assertion is an over-simplification of wildfires that are the result of fire suppression, climate change, drought and unpredictable winds.

The Brian Head Fire is now the largest wildfire burning in the U.S.

Republican Utah State Rep. Mike Noel on Monday blamed environmental groups for the fire.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says the growing wildfire in northern Arizona near the site of a fire four years ago that killed 19 firefighters is the state's top priority. Powell said it has been an "emotional roller coaster" for her and her grandparents, who live part of the year at a cabin near the fire.

Even as shovel- and chainsaw-wielding crews and bulldozers moved into the rugged, remote smoke-enshrouded hills near Iron County's Red Creek Reservoir, about 8 miles east of Paragonah, other crews continued to painstaking work of strengthening and extending fire breaks and lines on the eastern and southern edges of the blaze. About ten percent of the blaze has been contained so far.

On the resort's website, Burke Wilkerson, the Resort's Vice President and General Manager said that "most of the fire activity has occurred in the areas outside and north of Town, and due to the extraordinary efforts of fire fighters, Brian Head Resort, the Town of Brian Head and other local businesses have been unaffected by the fire".

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Meanwhile, a wildfire surging out of control on California's Central Coast has forced about 250 people to evacuate from their homes.

Emergency crews have managed to contain only 9 percent of the Brian Head fire since it started. Known as the Frye fire, the blaze burning on Mt.

"Atmospheric instability may contribute to large fire growth", fire officials said Wednesday morning.

A wildfire in a rugged inland area of Southern California grew substantially overnight to almost 8 square miles (21 sq. kilometers).

More than 100 residents were forced to evacuate their Santa Clarita homes Tuesday when a blaze threatened 80 homes in the Southern California town. More than 1,600 personnel have been deployed to fight fire.

A half-square-mile (1.4 sq. kilometer) wildfire erupted and quickly surged in hot, dry, windy weather near Highland in San Bernardino County.

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