SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah - The number of northern Utah homes being evacuated because of a wildfire is up to about 1,000.
The blaze started yesterday near a landfill. It was sparked by target-shooters. High winds have helped send the flames onto dry grasslands.
Authorities were worried at first about the threat to property owned by an explosives company. But crews are now focused on saving homes. They've called in extra aircraft and ground crews.
A continued mix of hot, windy and extremely dry conditions has raised the fire danger across Utah and parts of Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.
A fire west of Fort Collins, Colo., has now destroyed at least 191 homes. It's also blamed for the death of a woman found dead at her ranch.
The Associated Press