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Deer Springs Fire grows to 9,100 acres near Bryce Canyon

KANAB, Utah — At the last update late Sunday night, the Utah Wildfire Dashboard shows that a wildfire in southern Utah near Bryce Canyon had spread to more than 9,100 acres.

Officials at Utah Interagency Fire reported the fire was human-caused, and a private cabin was being threatened by the fire.

As of Sunday evening, seven engines had responded to the fire from five crews. There is currently 0% containment of the fire.

“The fire is burning on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, south of Bryce Canyon approximately 21 miles northeast of Kanab, Utah,” officials said in the release.

Roads in the area—including Skutumpah Road and Timber Mountain Road—are closed for the safety of firefighters and the public, according to the press release.

Two other large wildfires are burning in Utah: the Little Twist Fire, southeast of Beaver, is just over 5,000 acres with 40% containment, and the Silver King Fire has reached 10,100 acres with 0% containment just north of Bullion Falls. The Silver King Fire was human-caused, while the Little Twist Fire was natural.

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as information is available.

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