New Harmony Fire Closes Kolob
Zion National Park News Release
June 27, 2012
For Immediate Release
Aly Baltrus 435-703-3836
New Harmony Fire Closes Kolob Section of Zion National Park
The New Harmony Fire threatens the Kolob Section of Zion National Park. The
fire, which started at approximately 1:50 p.m., is located less than three
miles north of the park. Route 15 between the Kolob exit and Cedar City
(MP 42-51) has been closed until further notice. The Kolob Scenic Drive and
Visitor Center have been closed. Personnel and visitors are currently being
Preliminary assessments of the New Harmony Fire found it to be human
caused. Extremely dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation have
created hazardous fire conditions throughout the State of Utah. Statewide
there have been 438 total fires; 393 of which were human caused. Zion
National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth is urging park visitors and
neighbors alike to “Put safety above all else. The non-native cheatgrass,
which has flourished throughout this area, can ignite easily with
devastating results. Be careful”
For more information and updates on the Harmony Fire, visit the Utah Fire
Information website at http://www.utahfireinfo.gov/.
06-27-2012 06:55 PM
And to think our ancestors did the same as the natives by starting them on purpose and I'm sure they worked better for them
Only when we started to fight them they became the monsters of today.
Nature does have a way of cleansing.
Only now the cost is to great.
We have lost track with the mother and all she provides.
And it is costly for sure.
Worcs racing sucks and Speed Channal blows so support your blue ribbon coalition.
Went from 30 acres to 1000 acres in less than 7 hours. I-15 closed
Actually up to 2000 acres by 11 pm with the new update