Though a red flag warning indicating high fire danger has been issued for eastern and southern Utah on Thursday, only two major fires were burning on Utah landscapes.
The Dark Canyon Fire in Manti-La Sal National Forest has burned about 350 acres in the Dark Canyon Wilderness, about 25 miles west of Monticello, in San Juan County. It was about 65 percent contained Thursday evening, and crews hope to have the lightning-caused blaze fully contained by Saturday afternoon.
To the northeast, the Lackey Fan Fire, also in the Manti-La Sal National Forest, continued to burn about three miles northwest of La Sal. A lightning strike last week ignited that blaze, which had burned about 929 acres. Fire crews reached 85 percent containment on that blaze by Thursday.