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Monday, August 20, 2012

Fires break out in Daniels, Diamond Fork canyons

A fire broke out yesterday very close to the ranch.  Jared spoke with firefighters up the canyon this morning and they told him it was started by someone using a chain saw.  This is quite dangerous for the area and everyone has been evacuated and no one is being allowing in right now.  There are several people trying to push cattle out from above the property.  Keep the ranch in your prayers and we can all just wait and hope that none of our property is hit.  If the crews can keep the fire from going over a ridge then the ranch should be safe.  If the fire crosses over that ridge though the entire area of Wanrodes will be at risk.
A fire broke out Sunday afternoon in Diamond Fork Canyon near Spanish Fork.
The fire is about eight miles up the canyon and had reached about 300 acres by Sunday night. It was reported at 1 p.m.
No structures are threatened, but mandatory evacuations are in place for Diamond Fork Canyon and the Balsam Campground in Hobble Creek Canyon.
The evacuations are in place as precautions in case the fire heads toward Hobble Creek Canyon.
Multiple ground crews and one helicopter are on scene. There is no estimate on containment.
Whiskey Springs Fire
Crews that had been battling a blaze near Jordanelle State Park were shifted Sunday afternoon to a new wildfire burning in Daniels Canyon.
The human-caused Whiskey Springs Fire started just before 1 p.m. Sunday in Daniels Canyon. Helicopters that had been on standby for the Fox Bay Fire near Jordanelle State Park are attacking the blaze from the air, and more air support is on its way, said Janet Carson, Wasatch County Fire spokeswoman.
"We have flames shooting 60 feet in the air," Carson said, adding that an air attack may be the only way to fight the fire because of the steep terrain.
"It's in an area that goes straight up the hill," she said, "and it's moving quite rapidly."
Carson said the fire was started by human negligence, and those responsible reported the fire to officials.
Stay with, KSL TV and KSL Newsradio for more information as it is made available.

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