LOS ANGELES, July 11 (IANS) Four wildfires in the U.S. state of Utah have burned tens of thousands of acres of land by Monday, officials say.
Halfway Hill Fire, the first of its kind reported in the Fischlak National Forest on Friday, burned 10,417 acres (42.2 square kilometers) of land in the United States.
Residents of the Virginia Hills area were displaced.
Four people were arrested and charged in connection with the Halfway Hill fire, the Salt Lake Tribune reported on Monday. . “
Meanwhile, a fire broke out in the town of Jacob on Saturday afternoon and burned 4,094 acres (15.6 square kilometers) east of Stoketon, near the state capital, Salt Lake City.
Photos and videos posted by Salt Lake residents show that the wildfires have sent plumes of smoke into the atmosphere and show the red and orange shades of the sun.
Monday, Dry Creek and Sardin Canyon fires are still raging but have been contained 40 to 80 percent of each.