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Brian Head Fire continues to ravage southern Utah

28 June 2017

That's 91 percent of what's already proven to be a busy fire year a full two months before the usual peak of the season.

About 175 people have been briefly allowed back to their homes near Panguitch Lake since Sunday under escort, said Denise Dastrup with the Garfield County Sheriff's Office.

"Horse Valley will be an area of concern (Monday), but crews have begun to prepare for this using dozers and retardant dropped from air tankers to establish indirect firelines", the town of Brian Head said on its Facebook page. The fire has grown to almost two square miles (365 hectares).

In Los Angeles, California, there are three states including California are terrified of increasing heat waves with temperature over 100 degrees, which also prompt a potential alarm of the continuing wildfires that till now perished over 100,000 acres under its fire rage.

The human-caused Brian Head Fire started June 17 in the town of Brian Head, according to InciWeb, about 90 miles from the Utah-Arizona border via Interstate 15.

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What they are saying "Things change day-to-day".

The department issued an evacuation warning for Highland Home Road east to Highway 243, including communities of Poppet Flats and Silent Valley.

Meanwhile, a firefighters made gains against a wildfire in California's Central Coast region that forced about 250 people to evacuate from their homes.

Another large blaze in Arizona dubbed the Frye Fire has charred almost 40,000 acres since it was sparked by lightning on June 7 near Mount Graham, but it was more than 40 percent contained by Tuesday, authorities said. However, by 11:45 p.m. local time Monday (2:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday) the highway was reopened, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department's post on Facebook.

The area is just east of the small town of Santa Margarita about 10 miles north of San Luis Obispo.

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Containment is estimated at 40 percent.

Two people were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries in connection to the accident, according to officials.

That includes a new incident command center for those battling the blaze.

Earlier in the evening, the department said almost 400 firefighters by ground and air were working to contain the fire.

Nara Visa Fire Chief Gary Girard told The Eastern New Mexico News that John Cammack was severely burned after falling from a fire engine when the winds shifted and the flames changed direction. Another drone was spotted on Sunday, and it, too, halted aerial firefighting efforts.

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Brian Head Fire continues to ravage southern Utah