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Costs To Fight Brian Head Fire Hit $34 Million

July 19, 2017
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(Brian Head, UT) The costs to fight the nearly contained Brian Head Fire will hit about 34 million dollars. The Deseret News reports the state and Federal Emergency Management Agency will be picking up the tab to battle the blaze instead of Iron County. Regular helicopter patrols will still fly over the fire once...

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Water Tower Fire 60 % Contained

July 18, 2017
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(Utah County, UT) — The Water Tower Fire, said to have started by a hot bullet casing in Utah County, is said to be 60 % contained. The fire had consumed 392 acres as of this morning. Fire officials say the shooter probably won’t be cited because the fire started on public land where...

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Southwest Flight Lands In Saint George To Take On Fuel

July 18, 2017
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(St. George, UT) — A Southwest Airlines flight makes a diversion to Saint George thanks to a low fuel gauge. The flight from Chicago to Las Vegas landed at Saint George Regional Airport yesterday afternoon because the pilot didn’t think he’d have enough fuel by the time he touched down. “Saint George News” reports...

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Grand Junction Bio-Gas Project Praised

July 17, 2017
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(Grand Junction, CO) — Grand Junction is being praised by environmental advocates for a major bio-gas project. The Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant not only traps water, but also captures methane gas and turns it into fuel. City officials say the gas is then used in city cars, personal vehicles and buses. National Geographic is...

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Battle With Brian Head Fire Winding Down

July 17, 2017
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(Brian Head, UT) — The number of firefighters battling the Brian Head Fire is beginning to dwindle as containment is now up to 95%. Fire officials had expected to have the blaze completely contained by Saturday but the acreage, sitting at over 71,600 acres, has remained largely unchanged since the middle of last week....

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Fillmore Boy Dies In Hot Car

July 17, 2017
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(Las Vegas, NV) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 3 year old from Fillmore in a hot car in Las Vegas. Investigators say the unidentified boy was in the city for a family reunion when the adults lost track of him. He was reportedly in the car for at least an hour...

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Citations Issued To People Who Started Juab County Fire

July 17, 2017
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(Juab County, UT) — Authorities have issued citations to the people they say started a wildfire in Juab County by shooting at exploding targets. Fire crews were able to keep the blaze near Mona and Rocky Ridge to just five acres after it broke out on Saturday afternoon. The sheriff’s office says the people...

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Two Killed In Butterfield Canyon Plane Crash

July 14, 2017
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(Salt Lake County, UT) — The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into what caused a deadly plane crash in Butterfield Canyon in Salt Lake County. Investigators say the plane crashed on Thursday morning near the boundary with Tooele County. Two men were onboard the plane; investigators say they were in their mid-30s, but they...

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Deadly Houseboat Explosion In San Juan County

July 14, 2017
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(San Juan County, UT) — Investigators are looking into what caused a deadly explosion on a houseboat on Lake Powell in San Juan County. People on the boat were reportedly trying to start a generator late Wednesday night when the explosion occurred, killing Castle Rock, Colorado, native Kirsten Meyer. The explosion injured five others...

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The Georges have arrived!

July 13, 2017
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The Georges have arrived!

(Salt Lake City, UT) The Georges have arrived! This week, a troop of George Washingtons were in town to kick-off the Ally Hardest Working Dollar campaign, giving hard-working Salt Lake City citizens a chance to turn $1 into $100, $5,000 or $10,000. With the help of these Georges, Ally celebrated some of the area’s...

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