Over 19,000 acres burned in southern Utah Neck Fire

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UPDATE 09/11/2019

The fire is still at 19,151 acres, but crews have reached 100% containment.

UPDATE: 09/09/2019

The fire has burned 19,151 acres and is 67% contained.

Crews are focusing efforts on saving the endangered sage grouse habitats as well as prairie dog dens near the east perimeter of the fire.

No structures are threatened at this time.

UPDATE: 09/08/2019

The Neck Fire has burned 17,800 acres and has is 30% contained.

No structures have been damaged and none are currently at risk, according to fire officials.

Fire officials are advising the public to slow down but not stop when driving in the area of the fire area.

UPDATE: 09/07/2019

The Neck Fire is now 30% contained, according to officials.

Fire officials say there is no significant fire growth at the moment.

UPDATE: New aerial images show the massive scale of the Neck Fire burning near Lund in Southern Utah.

As of Saturday morning, firefighters are expecting the 17,800-acre blaze to grow.

The fire that reportedly started from a lightning strike was first reported on Thursday and quickly grew in a remote area about 15 miles north of Cedar City.

Additional resources will attack the fire today both from the ground and in the air. Crews will focus on the fire’s perimeter in an attempt to contain the fire.

No structures have burned, and roads continue to be closed in the area to allow firefighting efforts. The fire remains at 15% containment.

UPDATE: As of Friday night on September 06, the Neck fire was mapped at 17,800 acres and officials say the fire is now %15 contained.

UPDATE 9/6/19: Fire crews say the fire has burned 10,000 acres.

IRON COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Utah fire officials reported a new wildfire burning in a remote section of Iron County.

The Neck Fire is impacting an estimated 3,500 acres about 15 miles east of Lund. It is 0 percent contained as of Thursday night.

Officials said it is burning grass and sagebrush, but no structures are threatened.

Crews are on the scene fighting the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown and was originally reported to the Color Country Interagency Dispatch Center at about 5 p.m. Thursday.


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