By Dan Shapley
More Than 300 Structures At Risk From Largest Fire In State's History
The Milford Flat fire threatens more than 330 structures and remained uncontained Monday afternoon, and there was no indication yet when it would be contained. The Milford Flat fire in Utah had burned 300,000 acres as of Monday afternoon, leaving a path of devastation -- and at least two deaths -- in its scorched wake. It's one of seven fires burning in Utah, and one of dozens that have erupted in the West in recent days, as a record heat wave exacerbated unusually dry conditions. The Milford Flat fire in Southwestern Utah was started by a lightning strike on July 6, and fast winds whipped it into a fast-moving frenzy in the days since then. It has consumed sage brush, grass and juniper -- along with one home -- as it has progressed north-northeast. No one has yet been evacuated, but 330 structures are threatened, according to the Utah Web site.
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