The Wave and Buckskin Gulch hikes remain closed after a wildfire in Kane County forced evacuations from campgrounds and hiking trails at the popular Wire Pass trailhead. The fire started at approximately 11 p.m. on Friday night in the area of the Wire Pass trailhead, which is the starting point for The Wave and Buckskin Gulch hiking trails.
David Hercher, BLM Utah’s Paria River District Public Affairs Specialist, told St. George News that as of 10 a.m. Sunday morning, aerial mapping shows the fire is now at 1,588 acres.
“The fire’s looking really good today. When they mapped it yesterday, it was 1,535 acres. They mapped it again today at about 10 a.m. and it was 1,588 acres. So it barely picked up about 50 acres.”