Crews were closing containment lines around two stubborn southwestern Utah blazes on Friday, even as they watched the smoky horizons for new wildfires after a weekend "Red Flag" warning was issued.
The elevated wildfire danger advisory for the northern Wasatch Front, from Logan running south to Nephi, technically was to expire late Friday night. But the hot, dry and windy conditions that triggered the warning were expected to continue into early next week.
The state's biggest active blaze, the 5,100-acre Shivwits Wildfire in Washington County, was 95 percent contained Friday afternoon. Fire information officer Mike Melton said the flames burning in cheat grass, brush, pinyon and juniper could be fully contained by sometime Saturday.