SOUTHERN UTAH – The St. George Communications Center received multiple calls Tuesday evening reporting fires on the west side of Washington County, all apparently started by lightning. Fire crews were dispatched from Enterprise, Bureau of Land Management and other nearby agencies. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies were also dispatched.
At 9:53 p.m., Color Country Interagency Fire Center confirmed around four to six fire starts had been reported – two out by Enterprise, one by the Nevada-Utah Border and one by Motoqua. Two fires have also been reported on Utah Hill but were not yet confirmed at the time of publishing.
Fire crews are still being worked into the various fires – Motoqua being the largest, with preliminary estimates provided by Color Country Interagency Fire Center at being possibly between 10–15 acres.
This report will be updated as additional information is received.
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