Fire near St. George Human Caused, but Almost Under Control

May 3, 2012

For the second time in two days a human-caused wildfire has erupted in southern Utah—this time just west of St. George in an area called Anasazi valley.

The fire is on mostly public land west of St. George, and south of old Highway 91.

The fire started on Wednesday around 3:30 in the afternoon. Like the Toquerville fire there is not threat to structures. The Anasazi valley fire has not yet been mapped for its size.

A more accurate GPS mapping of the Toquerville fire has resulted in a downsizing of that blaze from 500 to just 250 acres. Containment of the Toquerville fire is expected by Thursday night.