TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - It was “a good day for firefighters, who were able to have success securing areas of particular concern, including the many structures affected by the Brian Head Fire,” Utah wildfire Incident Commander Tim Roide said in a statement on Sunday.
Authorities said better weather conditions helped firefighters secure areas of particular concern, including the many structures affected by the Fire.
About 1,000 firefighters put in barriers against the flames and air tankers dropped fire retardant in anticipation of winds. They are fighting blaze which covers nearly 67 square miles (174 square kilometers).
According to reports by KUTV, a few Utah families have been allowed back to their homes near the resort town of Brian Head to survey damage and retrieve essential items. Most of them are however left waiting.
The fire has also burned in the Dixie National Forest.