Well the wildfires that started up near the upper portion of Zion have jumped down into the main canyon. The roads going through the area hwy. 9 is closed to through traffic. On the east of me on the old road going south to Vegas over what is called Utah hill (one of the highest mountains in Utah) is another out of control wildfire, that is closing in on the east side of St. George to many of the communities there like bloomington, and Stanta Clara. No signs of rain until maybe Wednesday. For now I'm safe where I am, but it stinks, and the visiblitity here is down to a couple of miles. For those that have been here a couple of miles is bad. Usually you can see to the Horizon line 50 or more miles away with no obstruction. All of these have been set by humans doing stupid things. It is fire season, and tinder dry with temps in the 110 range. Starting and leaving a camp fire is stupid. Throwing a lit cigarette out the car window is also stupid. So far no homes have burned, but many are now in danger. No lives have been lost, but I'm sure the wildlife has suffered.
the above map will have where the fires are active in red. If it doesn't work, I will put the main page with directions to the fires location along with it on here.