Utah politician blames 'tree-huggers' for Brian Head Fire

Manzanita Fire Grows To 5000 Acres In South California, Evacuation Warnings Issued

Soon after it ignited just after 3 p.m.by a vehicle crash near the Lamb Canyon Landfill, the flames were moving at "a critical rate", a Cal Fire statement said.

Mark Finney, a researcher at the U.S. Forest Service Fire Science Laboratory in Missoula, Montana, said getting rid of the dead trees in the Brian Head area probably would not have made much difference. The flames are moving northeast, away from a subdivision, but they're still too close for comfort.

In New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez ordered flags to fly at half-staff in honor of a volunteer firefighter who died from injuries suffered while battling a brush fire in eastern New Mexico last week.

In neighboring Riverside County, evacuation warnings are in place for homes near a 5,800-acre blaze south of Beaumont.

It closed after a weekend auto crash sparked a smoky fire that ripped through dry brush amid stifling heat.

Officials say almost 1,500 structures are still threatened. However, it doesn't seem to be growing. Similarly, an incident sparked a massive wildfire in California, which was when a auto in Los Angeles crashed into a tree, which sparked a fire that spread around quickly due to humidity and burnt nearly 750 acres of land in just three hours.

A wildfire sparked by a traffic accident on a remote highway 80 miles east of Los Angeles has grown to almost two square miles (over 500 hectares) in just a few hours.

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Windy weather also was forecast throughout the state, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour along the Brian Head fire lines expected.

The area is just east of the small town of Santa Margarita about 10 miles north of San Luis Obispo. The blaze was 20 percent contained at midday Tuesday.

Utah firefighters braced Wednesday for more high winds as they try to slow a stubborn wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people from a ski resort town.

Winds will be a major concern for firefighters Tuesday as they continue to battle the fast-moving Manzanita Fire which consumed 5,000 acres in less than nine hours Monday and was only 10 percent contained.

Republican Utah State Rep. Mike Noel on Monday blamed environmental groups for the fire.

The blaze sparked June 17 by someone using a torch tool to burn weeds has grown to become the largest wildfire in the country and firefighting costs now top $7 million, state emergency managers said.

Meanwhile, in central OR, the Rhoades Canyon Fire grew to 15,000 acres but was 100% contained Sunday.

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