Utah's Brian Head Fire is largest active wildfire in the country

Utah's Brian Head Fire is largest active wildfire in the country

Those fires have blackened a total of 150,000 acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.

With the wind predicted to pick up again and gust up to 30 miles per hour (48 kph), Wednesday could be another tough day for fire crews. Due to the incident in California, Highway 14 was forced to close down by the police authorities. The fire's 10 percent contained and has destroyed more than a dozen cabins and other structures.

Local fire spokeswoman Elayn Briggs said at least 13 homes and eight outbuildings have been demolished since the blaze began but no serious injuries have been reported.

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

And in Arizona, firefighters had to ground aircraft used in fighting the Frye Fire because of drones being flown in the vicinity of the blaze, said Bureau of Land Management spokesman Dennis Godfrey.

The fire in the near the ski town of Brian Head, generally known for weekend getaway homes for Las Vegas residents, is about 10 percent contained.

Firefighters in southern Utah are in quite a battle these days.

"A significant area of thin density smoke attributed to a number of wildfires over the Western and Southwestern United States could be seen this morning stretching from Wyoming southward over a good portion of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico".

White House Warns Syria: 'Heavy Price' for Chemical Attack
MARGARET WARNER: A chemical weapons attack was launched from that same base in April, killing dozens of men, women and children. Trump's response was a sharp departure from his predecessor's caution about intervening in Syria's civil war.

Firefighters hope to douse areas with intense blazes at the Utah fire's southern end so residents can return to homes in the town of Brian Head.

Firefighters said Wednesday the fire near the ski resort town of Brian Head grew by almost 6 square miles (10 square kilometers), even though winds weren't quite as fierce as they feared.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the collision Sunday caused a tree to catch on fire, beginning a blaze that spread toward the Disney Ranch area.

Several small communities have been warned to be ready to evacuate.

The estimated firefighting costs now top 7 million United States dollars (£5.5 million) for a fire which started on June 17 near the Brian Head Resort by someone using a torch tool to burn weeds, they said.

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

The Arizona wildfire charred more than 28 square miles (73 square kilometers) and forced the evacuation of the town of Mayer and other areas as a precaution.

Authorities believe the fire was started over a week ago by someone using a weed torch in bone dry conditions.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top House budget deal held up on mandatory spending snag
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:46
Some committee chairmen are raising concerns about the additional cuts they would be tasked with coming up with if the budget called for $200 billion in savings.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Human error cited in NY metro derailment
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:45
In April, a power outage backed up trains around the city and closed a key Manhattan station for 12 hours. He said there was white smoke and "there was a lot of banging around in that vehicle - it was really bad".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arizona wildfire forces hundreds from homes
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:41
Power had been restored to two of the areas by 8 p.m., but was still out in parts of Mayer and Dewey, impacting about 1,100 homes. The cause of the fire, which started on Saturday 14 miles south of Prescott, was still under investigation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Qatar Airways plans stake in American Airlines
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:39
American Airlines rose 2.9 percent on news that Qatar Airways is seeking to buy about a 10 percent stake in the USA carrier. Per the US' foreign ownership laws, Qatar Airways would ultimately be capped at owning 24.9% of any airline in the country.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bernie Sanders says reported investigation into his wife stems from 'pathetic' attack
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:39
The FBI investigation stems from a January 2016 complaint by Brady Toensing , who was chairman of the Trump campaign in Vermont. Sanders also suggested in the video that the inquiry was politically motivated, but wouldn't comment further.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chaffetz, leaving Congress this week, heading to Fox News
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:29
Counting the six non-voting members, this proposed housing subsidy would come out to an annual taxpayer expense of $16.23 million. Some members of Congress cite squatting in their workplaces as proof of their devotion to their home constituencies.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft — NewsAlert
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:28
And the first-round pick could turn into an everyday player, as could the second-round pick a few years from now. Much better to do what McPhee did, and accept picks in exchange for agreeing not to take actual useful players.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oilers phenom Connor McDavid cleans up at National Hockey League awards ceremony
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:28
Here's a look at which players and coaches are up for awards, who The Star thinks should win, and the odds from Bodog. San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns took the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's best defenseman.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ohio woman set on fire by ex-boyfriend in 2015 dies
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:26
For nearly two years, Malinowski has been fighting for her life in a hospital, but in the end, her injuries proved to be fatal. Judy Malinowski successfully quit drugs and survived ovarian cancer before succumbing to her injuries on Tuesday.

Google hit with record-breaking antitrust fine
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:24
The Commissioner said Google has up to 90 days to give equal treatment to its competitors or risk consequences of penalty fines. Google controls a market share in searches of over 90 percent in Europe.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Trump team's spin about the Russian Federation probe sinks deeper into absurdity
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:09
Sekulow again said Trump is not under investigation, to which Cuomo responded "you don't know whether or not that's true". Comey made the existence of this investigation public in a March hearing before the House intelligence committee.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mattis says Syria's government taking U.S. threat seriously
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:06
Last night, the administration announced that the USA had detected - quote - "potential preparations " by the regime to use the banned weapons, again.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spider-Man: Homecoming director confirms Peter Parker's Iron Man 2 cameo
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:06
Though it's not covered in Homecoming , Peter Parker was in NY when the battle of NY happened at the end of The Avengers . There is still a lot of room for Peter Parker and Spider-Man, especially to grow in the next two movies.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham welcome a baby boy
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:05
I have no idea what will happen, but it'll be interesting to find out, right? "We're best mates", she went on to say about their relationship.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rihanna's New Flame Reported To Be Toyota Heir Hassan Jameel
Jun 28, 2017 - 21:02
The Bajan babe has sent fans into meltdown thanks to pictures of her cavorting with a hunky new lover in a pool. Speaking of Rihanna's relationships, here's a timeline of Rihanna's most infamous relationship with Drake .