Wildfires domintate September days
Fires that have changed our green mountains to blackened cinders are anticipated to be controlled, if not out, by the first week in October. Rain is forecast for Monday October 1, with snow in the higher elevations by Thursday.
Firefighters from as far as Rhode Island have joined our local teams to stop the Bald Mountain and Pole Creek fires, both started by lightening strikes in early September. As of this writing, these fires have consumed more than 120,000 acres of some of the finest evergreens our mountains boast.
Thousands of people in the communities of Elk Ridge, Woodland Hills, the Covered Bridge Canyon Community and Spanish Fork Canyon were evacuated for several days as crews from across the west battled the blaze alongside local firefighters.
Air quality became poor in the surrounding communities forcing many residents inside and sporting events to other venues.
For the latest updates on the fires, visite www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6199.
The Pole Creek Fire lights up the sky.
The Pole Creek fire burns in the foothills.