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NWS issues red flag warning for Utah

Posted on: 11:50 am, June 4, 2012, by , updated on: 07:57pm, June 4, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning because of high winds for much of the state of Utah.

The warning is issued for Salt Lake City, Ogden, Moab, and St. George through Tuesday morning. Winds are expected to get as high as 40 to 50 mph.

With record temperatures as well, meteorologist expect the western parts of Utah to see the worst conditions. Officials recommend people use extreme caution.

“We are going to have these situations on and off this summer,” said Larry Dunn, National Weather Service meteorologist. “Every time a cold front goes by, it’s going to goose up the winds a little bit and lower the humidity. So this is just the beginning of a summer of red flag warnings.”

The weather is expected to change Tuesday as the cold front brings cooler temperatures to the state.

The White Rock fire in southern Utah, near the deadly plane crash, continues to burn. It has consumed 8,000 acres.  The majority of the lightning-caused fire is burning in the White Rock Mountains near the Utah and Nevada border.  So far no homes or buildings are threatened.

The Bell 47 fire burning in Beaver County is 100 percent contained. It burned 150 acres just south of Minersville Reservoir.

The Sunrise Mine fire is also 100 percent contained.  It burned more than 6,000 acres in parts of Utah and southwest Gateway, Colorado.

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  • Sanpete County Fire

  • Fountain Green East Hills Fire

  • Fountian Green East Hills on Fire

  • Kemmerer Wy, June 24

  • Sunset through the smoke

  • Smoke from Sanpete fires

  • Sunset through the smoke

  • New Harmony (June 27)

  • Seeley Fire 40 miles away

  • Seeley Fire (Carbon County)

  • Seeley Fire (Carbon County)

  • Seeley Fire (Carbon County)

  • Church Camp Fire (seen from Price, UT)

  • Church Camp Fire (seen from Price, UT)

  • Sun setting over Fountain Green through smoke from Clay Springs fire.

  • Seeley Fire near Emery County\'s Huntington Canyon

  • Seeley fire from SR 10 heading toward Huntington

  • Herriman Mountain 6/29/12

  • fire 6/29/12

  • Herriman Fire from Cottonwood Heights

  • Herriman Fire from Cottonwood Heights

  • Herriman Fire from Cottonwood Heights 3 @ 5:32pm

  • Herriman Fire from Cottonwood Heights 4 @ 5:32pm

  • from 6400 W. 4100 S

  • Rose Crest RV Fires

  • Rose Crest House Fire

  • Rose Crest Fire

  • Rose Crest Fire

  • Clay Springs fire, June 29 2012, As seen from 20 miles away

  • Rose Crest Fire

  • herriman city fire

  • herriman city fire

  • Rose Crest Fire Smoke

  • herriman city fire

  • Rose Crest Fire Helicopter

  • Rose Crest RV Fires

  • Rose Crest Fire

  • Rose Crest House Fire

  • Rose Crest Fire

  • Rose Crest Fire Helicopter

  • Rose Crest Fire Smoke

  • Nevada fire near hwy 6, from 6 in Hinckley

  • Clay springs fire from Delta

  • Sunset in Summit County

  • Alpine Fire from Sandy Utah

  • Hamblin Valley fire, White Rock Fire, started June 1 (Courtesy Doug & CarolAnn Schmutz)

  • One of three brush fires in Utah County, reported the week of May 28 (Courtesy of Janice Ford)

  • Brush fire in Bloomington Hills, started May 23 (from The Spectrum)

  • Wildfire near Hurricane, started May 22

  • Toquerville wildfire, started on April 30

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