Wind fans the flames of Utah fire that has burned 13 homes

'Manzanita' wildfire scorches 1200 acres south of Beaumont

Utah wildfire grows as 2 powerful California blazes spread

A fire weather watch is also in effect Wednesday afternoon through evening.

Since April, the state has experienced more than a dozen large wildfires "aided by high temperatures, winds, and available fuels", his office said in a statement. Both directions of Highway 79 were temporarily closed from Beaumont Avenue to Gilman Springs Road.

What they are saying "Things change day-to-day". Jackson said his home is all he has and he has to protect it.

She is relying on social media updates from friends and others who live or have homes in the area.

The Brian Head Fire has burned almost 50,000 acres as of Tuesday morning.

Aircraft and more than 100 firefighters are battling the blaze. It had burned more than 83 square miles (134 square kilometers) as of Tuesday. The department said the cause of the mistake was under investigation and it was "working to correct it".

"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", Brian Head town said on its Facebook page.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the blaze has grown to 1,200 acres and there's zero containment. Thirteen homes and eight outbuildings have been destroyed.

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The fire has burned 46,000 acres and is 10% contained, with the agency estimating it will take until July 15 to get it fully under control. The blaze was 20 percent contained at midday Tuesday.

Most of the fire's latest spread occurred on its northern flank, as winds up to 30 miles per hour propelled flames into parched old growth conifer, beetle-killed timber, sagebrush and grass. More than 500 firefighters were battling the blaze.

Approximately 1,500 people - including seven residents asked to leave the Bear Valley area overnight as a precaution - remained evacuated as of Tuesday morning.

Many residents have painful memories of a 2013 wildfire that killed 19 members of a Prescott-based hotshot firefighting crew nearly exactly four years ago. Another wildfire in Arizona forced the evacuation of a town with about 1,400 residents.

The fire erupted on June 17 near the ski resort of Brian Head, Utah, about 30 miles northeast of Zion National Park, and spread quickly as high winds drove flames into dense forests, threatening homes in nearby communities.

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

The fire is the largest in the nation at 78 square miles (201 square kilometers).

Crews in California, meanwhile, are dealing with two new powerful and fast-growing fires.

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