Firefighters Across the Country Help With Brian Head Fire

As of June 27, 2017, a human-caused fire started outside Brian Head has consumed nearly 50,000 acres of forest, including 13 homes and 8 outbuildings. Nearly 1,500 people from Iron and Garfield counties, including the town of Brian Head, have been evacuated because of this fire which has only been 9% contained.

Firefighters from across the nation are coming to help out with this fire, as the video shows. The number of personnel helping with this fire has increased to 1,427.

For the most recent updates on the fire, visit inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5253

Map of the Brian Head Fire (6/27)

 

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Ultralight Camping & Backpacking

For those who frequent Brian Head in the winter, there’s no reason to stop there – Brian Head and Southern Utah are amazing places to explore in the warm summer months of the year. Backpacking is popular for adventurers in the area, so until the snow falls and the ski resort opens, backpacking is a great way to get to know the landscape and explore the red rock,  alpine mountains, and lush meadows Southern Utah has to offer this time of year.

Here’s a video from National Geographic on ultralight camping and backpacking to give you some inspiration for your next adventure this summer.