UPDATE: Turkey Farm Road Fire 100% contained, police looking for three teenagers

Southern Utah

UPDATE (7/20/2020) – The Turkey Farm Road Fire is 100% contained.


UPDATE (7/18/2020) – Crews on the Turkey Farm Road Fire had the wildfire 75 percent contained Saturday evening. The fire remained at 11,993 acres in size.


WASHINGTON COUNTY (ABC4 News) UPDATE 7/17 8:45pm via press release 11,993 acres, 60% contained. Police are looking to question 3 teenagers who were driving a white car.

New information has been discovered relating to the recent #TurkeyFarmRoadFire, north of St. George, Utah. If anyone recognizes this vehicle, please call the Tip Line at (775) 355-5337. Investigators are actively seeking the three teenagers seen inside this vehicle on July 13.

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Fire managers are maintaining the control line with crews and aerial resources to keep the fire within the burned footprint. Fire activity is minimal, creeping, and smoldering. Aggressive suppression efforts from both aerial and ground resources protected the surrounding communities near the fire area.

1 outbuilding has been destroyed.

These roads remained closed:

  • Secondary roads west of Washington City and north of St. George
  • Turkey Track Rd, Danish Ranch Rd, BLM Rd 901
  • Winchester Trail Road, Icehouse Trail,
  • Yellow Knolls Trail
  • Black Gulch Trail
  • Middleton Trail
  • Mesa Rim Trail.

UPDATE 7/16: The Turkey Farm Road Fire is 40% contained and remains at 11,993 acres Thursday morning. Fire investigators are still working to identify the 3 suspects responsible for setting off the illegal fireworks which sparked the fire, establishing a new tip line: (775) 355-5337.


The fireworks-caused Turkey Farm Road Fire has reached approximately 11,993 acres and is still 0% contained. According to the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, aggressive suppression efforts from both aerial and ground resources protected the surrounding communities near the fire area. Although, there are no current evacuations are in place, the following areas are closed:

  • Secondary roads west of Washington City and north of St. George
  • Turkey Track Rd, Danish Ranch rd, BLM rd 901
  • Winchester Trail Road
  • Icehouse Trail
  • Yellow Knolls Trail
  • Black Gulch Trail
  • Middleton Trail and Mesa Rim Trail

Fire crews say the blaze made significant runs throughout the day driven by wind and terrain. A Type 2 incident management team has been ordered to take command of the fire.

Investigators are asking the public for help identifying the individuals responsible for starting the fire with fireworks. The suspects are believed to be three teenage boys seen driving in a white sedan on Cottonwood Rd. around 9 p.m. on Monday, July 13.

Other fires burning right now in Utah: Big Summit Fire ,Veyo Fire, Allen Fire.


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Katie Karalis
Katie worked as a multimedia journalist in Reno, Nevada for KRNV News 4 and in Quincy, Illinois for WGEM-TV before making the move to Utah. Katie graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism where she anchored and reported for the Emmy-award-winning Northwestern News Network.

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