PRESS RELEASE: Hicks Creek Fire

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For Immediate Release
10/22/2016
Contact: Fire Information Line: 435-680-2405

Active Fire Behavior Yesterday on Hicks Creek Fire

Cedar City, UT –Yesterday, fire managers originally planned to ignite the southeast corner using a helicopter, but high winds resulted in a cancellation of the firing operation. As the afternoon progressed, fire activity continued to increase resulting in a thick column of smoke which was then carried north toward Cedar City and beyond. On the fire line, crews who had thinned and prepared a ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Vehicle Pursuit

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For Immediate Release:
Date: 09-19-16
RE: Vehicle Pursuit

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On 09-19-16 at approximately 1505 hours (3:05 PM), Cedar Communications received a report of a reckless driver. Several callers stated a vehicle (White 2006 Pontic Grand am) was passing vehicles in the emergency lane and driving recklessly southbound on I15 near milepost 75. Iron County Sheriff’s Deputy Doug Twitchell located the vehicle and observed it at milepost 62 traveling at nearly 100 ...

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Fire Restriction Update 08/13/16

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Due to recent rainfall and reduced fire danger conditions, Color Country Fire Managers are
lifting all fire restrictions on tribal, federal (including National Park Service), state administered,
and unincorporated private land in Washington, Iron, and Beaver counties. This also includes
BLM administered land in Coconino and Mohave counties, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant
National Monument. Lifted restrictions are effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 13. No
other fire restrictions on public or unicorporated land are currently in effect for southwest ...

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Kolob K-9 Training

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Our K-9 team working to improve their skills and abilities. K-9 Deputy Shawn Peterson, K-9 Bolos, Decoy’s Deputy Dustin Roy and Randall McConnell working hard to make this all possible. The K-9’s save us countless hours when searching for a person and have brought many high stress situations to conclusion safely. Thanks for their hard work!

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Rope Rescue of Hiker on SR14

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Date: 06-11-16
RE: Hiker rescue – SR14. MP 1.5

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On 06-10-16 at approximately 2035 hours, Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a male who was stuck in a crevice on a mountain. It was reported friends had tried to get to him but was unsuccessful. The male, John Roberts 34 years of age who had just moved to the area from Florida was hiking in the area with another friend. ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Search and Rescue – Kane Springs

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UPDATE

Time & Date: 03/29/2016 @ 2114
The search has been scaled back due to weather conditions and for the safety of the searchers. The search tonight will end within the next few hours and then a full scale search will continue in the morning. An update will be provided when and if conditions improve or the things change with the search.
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PRESS RELEASE Search and Rescue – Dead Body

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Date: 12-07-15
RE: Search and Rescue – Dead Body

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On 12-05-15 at approximately 2200 hours, Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a welfare check near the Buckskin Road off Highway 20 in north east Iron County. Deputies located the hunting camp of where the early 70’s year old man was to be but could not locate him. A search of the immediate area was conducted which ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Wild Land Fire

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On 08-18-15 at approximately 1635 hours, emergency personnel were dispatched to a report of a large amount of smoke near 7700 West Vandenberg Road. Deputies located the fire near 8100 West 3400 South in Cedar City approaching homes in the area. Deputies began notifying home owners in the area of the approaching fire.

Garden hoses, shovels and other items were used to protect the homes and property by ...

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