Deer Springs Fire in Utah reaches 11,000 acres with 0 percent containment

  • Source: KJZZ-TV CBS 14 Salt Lake City
  • Published: 07/09/2024 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: The Deer Springs Fire south of Bryce Canyon has grown quickly since it was first reported. Officials with the Utah office of the Bureau of Land Management said the fire has grown to an estimated 11,000 acres. The previous report was 9,117 acres. The fire was first discovered Sunday at 1:02 p.m. on BLM land in Kane County, south of Bryce Canyon, near Skutumpah and Timber Creek roads in the Deer Springs area. Officials said the fire appeared to be human caused, but did not provide details. Efforts on Monday were focused on securing the north side of the fire and keeping flames away from structures. “Today’s operational priority is to secure the north flank of the fire, helping protect the Deer Springs Community and varying structures in the area once prevailing winds shift back, pushing the fire back north," officials said.



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