Brian Head fire burn scar poses threat of flash flooding in monsoon season

CEDAR CITY – Monsoon season has officials a little more than concerned about travel to Brian Head as the scar left over from last year’s fire has increased the chance of severe flooding and landslides. Monday, authorities were contending with rocks the size of vehicles and mud up to five feet high from the debris flows from the burn scar that covered state Route 143. One vehicle was almost swept away in the flood, Parowan Police Ken Carpenter said. “A good Samaritan came along and helped pull the car out…

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2 fires in less than 12 hours keep crews busy

CEDAR CITY – Two different structure fires kept fire crews busy Wednesday, the first call coming in early in the morning. Cedar City firefighters were called out at 1:30 a.m. on reports of a brush fire in the area of 2500 West and 3600 North. When they arrived on scene however, they found a modular home on fire that had been burning for some time, Cedar City Fire Chief Mike Phillips said. “We weren’t able to save it,” he said. “It had been burning for a while before it was…

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