UPDATE: Snake John Fire is 100% included in Uintah County
SUNDAY, 04/07/21 2:00 p.m.
UINTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Utah Wildfire states that Snake John Fire was completely contained on July 4th.
SATURDAY 07.03.21 12:00 p.m.
UINTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Utah Wildfire states the Snake John Fire has advanced to 650 acres and is 60% contained as of July 3rd.
The #SnakeJohnFire was mapped on 650 acres. Firefighters have increased containment to 60%. Crews will continue to secure the fire area this afternoon and expect increased containment this evening. #ffslkw
– Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) July 3, 2021
SATURDAY 07.03.21 10:00 a.m.
UINTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Utah Wildfire states the Snake John Fire has advanced to 100 acres and is 40% contained as of July 3rd.
According to officials, the nearby oil and gas infrastructure is no longer at risk.
FRIDAY, 07/02/21 8:16 p.m.
UINTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Wildfire burning in Uintah County threatens nearby oil and gas wells, Wildfire officials from Utah said Friday night.
The wildfire called the “Snakejohn Fire” burns southeast of Vernal. It is estimated to be 20 hectares on Friday evening.
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Further information on the fire was not published.
Wildfire officials announced Friday of two more wildfires that were burning in Cache County.
The Curtis Creek fire has now reached 100% containment while the Ant Flat fire has reached 80% containment.
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As the July 4th weekend approaches, state officials are becoming increasingly suspicious of forest fires caused by fireworks.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Spencer Cox pleaded to all Utahners: Since our state is currently a virtual powder keg, don’t light the fuse.
“Please, please, please celebrate without personal fireworks,” he said on Wednesday.