On the way home from Montana we had to pass through Utah. Range fires near the I-15 shut down stretches of the freeway from Cove Fort to the I-20 junction. As we drove along, huge trees were engulfed by flames and in parts the visibility was extremely poor. We were detoured and could see the smoke for many miles.
As we entered Nevada, we could see smoke and fires on several mountain sides. It is believed that lightning started the fires but fireworks and camp fires are possibilities. Nevada homes are being protected and some have been asked to evacuate.
Residents and visitors should be very careful when camping and recreating.