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On June 24, 2015, fire staff from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District responded to a smoke report from field staff and the Black Rock Lookout. The  lightning-caused Mt. Emma Fire started at approximately 4:40 p.m. and is located 75 miles southeast of St. George, Utah in rugged terrain. The fire is 2,043 acres in size and began on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The fire began burning into a remote portion of the Grand Canyon National Park Thursday morning.

On June 24, 2015, fire staff from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District responded to a smoke report from field staff and the Black Rock Lookout. The lightning-caused Mt. Emma Fire started at approximately 4:40 p.m. and is located 75 miles southeast of St. George, Utah. The fire is 194 acres in size and began on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The fire began burning into a remote portion of the Grand Canyon National Park Thursday morning.

Fire managers for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District are continuing to manage two lightning-caused fires on the Arizona Strip.

The Sand Cove Fire was first observed from the Black Rock Fire Lookout on June 15, 2015.  It is located approximately 30 miles southwest of St. George, Utah on Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument in the Paiute Wilderness.  The fire is 57 acres and will continue to be managed for multiple objectives.  Fire activity is smoldering and creeping.

Fire managers for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District are managing the Wolf Hole Fire, approximately 10 miles south of St. George, Utah on the Arizona Strip near Hodgets Canyon.

The lightning-caused fire was first observed by the Black Rock Lookout on June 16. The fire is approximately 5 acres in size and is torching and spotting.  Resources on the fire include one Type-3 helicopter and air attack. Four Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) have been ordered.

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