ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Utah Wildfires Map changed dramatically today as the new Seeley Fire and Clay Springs Fire erupted and spread Saturday. The Utah Wildfires Map was dominated with the Wood Hollow Fire, the Dump Fire, and Little Cove Fire earlier this month. But as firefighters continued their battle this weekend, two new fires are causing trouble and new evacuations: the Seeley Fire and Clay Springs Fire.
First, officials on the Clay Springs Fire tell news that the blaze which erupted on Wednesday June 27th, 2012 is still at only fifteen recent containment. The fire centered east of Oak City, Utah has threatened one hundred twenty-five homes. But officials confirm to news that no evacuations are still place today.
Two persons have been injured of the 179 firefighters on scene in the Clay Springs Fire. But officials confirm to news that thirteen engines are now being aided by three dozes and six water tenders. The Oak City neighboring fire has burned nearly sixty-nine thousand acres. But officials, in a news briefing today, confirm that “Road closures are in effect for Oak Canyon Road.” For the Clay Fire Map, click HERE.
Elsewhere the Seeley Fire is threatening Huntington, Utah. Officials tell news that no structures have been lost but structures are threatened today.
The Seeley Fire which erupted on Tuesday June 26th, 2012 is now fifteen miles northwest of Huntington, Utah. Incident Commander John Philbin tells news that nearly twenty thousand acres have been destroyed.
Officials indicate that evacuations for the Seeley Fire currently “include the Electric Lake area, Scofield, Clear Creek, Hiawatha, the Girl Scout Camp and other youth camps are currently under protective evacuation status, with structure protection active.” For the Seeley Fire Map, click HERE.