Firefighting aircraft that were grounded during the high wind warning this past weekend have now joined the fight in helping to contain the left Fork Fire. The fire has now grown to over 2,600 acres and is burning in an area near the Garfield-Kane Counties border south of Bryce Canyon National Park. The fire has been moving in a northeast direction and has crossed the middle fork of the Blubber Creek. The cause of the fire is listed as human caused. The fire was first reported in April and was announced as contained in May, but high winds over the weekend re-ignited the blaze. Fire crews are now establishing an anchor point and constructing fire lines where possible. The Color Country Interagency Fire Center is saying the fire has been 5 percent contained.

Photo courtesy Color Country Interagency Fire Center