New Southern California wildfire grows to 125 acres

- The Latest on a major wildfire burning in Utah and others burning across the U.S. West.

In a statement, Incident Commander Tim Roide says Sunday was "a good day for firefighters, who were able to have success securing areas of particular concern, including the many structures affected by the Brian Head Fire".

The Brian Head fire is 10 percent contained and had burned more than 43,000 acres, officials said on Monday. The fire has also burned in the Dixie National Forest.

In southern Arizona, the Frye Fire has covered almost 30,000 acres as of Saturday afternoon and was 29 percent contained, the forest service at Coronado National Forest said.

Sheriff Jim Perkins said, "It is heart wrenching i get it you know there are cabins up there that are generations old".




The Utah firefighters could face more challenges on Monday because the National Weather Service warned of critical fire weather conditions with gusty winds, high temperatures and low humidity.

Photo A fire near Brian Head, Utah, on Friday. Roughly 1,500 residents have been evacuated since the fire started.

Darboven said, "We are looking at another change in the weather pattern, so a shift in winds, bringing some erratic winds with it, so tactics are changing accordingly". Officials have said the blaze near the ski town of Brian Head was sparked June 17 by a weed-burning torch.

The Madison Fire Department out of Rexburg sent a fire engine with five firefighters and paramedics to help as well, according to Griffee.

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