07-08-2007, 10:33 PM #1
Massive Wildfire Grows to 283,000 Acres
Utah: A massive wildfire that has swept across two central Utah counties grew to 283,000 acres Sunday -- a size fire officials say make it the largest in the state's recorded history.
Sunday evening, portions of Interstate 15 and Interstate 70 that had been closed due to the fire reopened.
"We're fast approaching 300,000 acres, if we're not already there," said Mike Melton, fire management officer for Utah's Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. "I was on the initial attack of this fire in the air, and this fire just ran away from us. We couldn't put a dent in it." Previously the largest recorded Utah wildfire burned 95,000 acres, state fire information officer Jim Springer said.
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