Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Fires rage in Utah, and firefighters work to save lives and homes from the blazes. But it comes as at a cost. The following is a ranking of the biggest fires in Utah history based on how much money it took to suppress the fire. The data comes from the Bureau of Land Management. Suppression costs for the Late fire, which occurred in Juab County on Aug 15, 2002, were unavailable. The 354 acre fire was excluded from the list due to the unavailable data. For current information on fires in Utah, visit Fire Watch 2012

34 Test Site
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

County: Washington

Total fire suppression cost: $11,374.91

Start Date: 5/25/06

Days until controlled: 6

Total acres burned: 651

Fire cost versus state median

33 Israel Canyon
Bryan Oller, Associated Press

County: Utah

Total fire suppression cost: $13,997.45

Start Date: 7/27/08

Days until controlled: 4

Total acres burned: 5

Fire cost versus state median

32 Castle Rock
Luis Sanchez Saturno, The New Mexican

County: Tooele

Total fire suppression cost: $17,131.73

Start Date: 6/22/04

Days until controlled: 1

Total acres burned: 730

Fire cost versus state median

31 Mahogany Knoll
Bryan Oller, Associated Press

County: Iron

Total fire suppression cost: $18,146.00

Start Date: 8/3/00

Days until controlled: 1

Total acres burned: 14

Fire cost versus state median

30 Stansbury
Tara Ross, Deseret News

County: Tooele

Total fire suppression cost: $20,162.58

Start Date: 7/11/08

Days until controlled: 8

Total acres burned: 35

Fire cost versus state median

29 Craner
Lennie Mahler, Deseret News

County: Tooele

Total fire suppression cost: $23,783.09

Start Date: 10/9/05

Days until controlled: 6

Total acres burned: 405

Fire cost versus state median

28 Beaver Canyon
Michael Brandy, Deseret News

County: Beaver

Total fire suppression cost: $25,460.01

Start Date: 6/30/99

Days until controlled: 1

Total acres burned: 30

Fire cost versus state median

27 Little Sahara
Chris Carlson, Associated Press

County: Juab

Total fire suppression cost: $29,594.67

Start Date: 9/2/06

Days until controlled: 0

Total acres burned: 47

Fire cost versus state median

26 Hicks
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

County: Tooele

Total fire suppression cost: $33,969.33

Start Date: 4/4/02

Days until controlled: 1

Total acres burned: 55

Fire cost versus state median

25 Saddle
Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

County: Washington

Total fire suppression cost: $43,738.57

Start Date: 7/14/05

Days until controlled: 2

Total acres burned: 27

Fire cost versus state median

24 Shepard Canyon
Mead Gruver, Associated Press

County: Davis

Total fire suppression cost: $49,150.06

Start Date: 10/23/03

Days until controlled: 4

Total acres burned: 391

Fire cost versus state median

23 Grapevine
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

County: Washington

Total fire suppression cost: $66,732.57

Start Date: 6/5/05

Days until controlled: 2

Total acres burned: 30

Fire cost versus state median

22 Radio
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

County: Tooele

Total fire suppression cost: $68,308.17

Start Date: 6/20/07

Days until controlled: 1

Total acres burned: 293

Fire cost versus state median

21 Ox-Kill
Ravell Call, Deseret News

County: Cache

Total fire suppression cost: $77,000.00

Start Date: 7/29/03

Days until controlled: 2

Total acres burned: 882

Fire cost versus state median

20 Rabbit Creek
Ravell Call, Deseret News

County: Rich

Total fire suppression cost: $79,755.19

Start Date: 6/28/07

Days until controlled: 2

Total acres burned: 569

Fire cost versus state median

19 Lava Butte
Susannah Kay, The Colorado Springs Gazette

County: Washington

Total fire suppression cost: $79,757.81

Start Date: 7/15/11

Days until controlled: 2

Total acres burned: 105

Fire cost versus state median

18 Railroad 1999- Harsco
Doug Lindley, Associated Press

County: Juab

Total fire suppression cost: $114,391.44

Start Date: 7/2/99

Days until controlled: 5

Total acres burned: 2,301

Fire cost versus state median

17 Snow
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

County: Davis

Total fire suppression cost: $116,096.86

Start Date: 9/14/06

Days until controlled: 5

Total acres burned: 277

Fire cost versus state median

16 Steed Canyon
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

County: Davis

Total fire suppression cost: $157,598.49

Start Date: 7/8/06

Days until controlled: 12

Total acres burned: 98

Fire cost versus state median

15 Rain Creek
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

County: Carbon

Total fire suppression cost: $184,164.02

Start Date: 7/7/08

Days until controlled: 2

Total acres burned: 240

Fire cost versus state median

14 Snowfield
Photo courtesy Chelsie Clarke

County: Washington

Total fire suppression cost: $200,902.38

Start Date: 5/12/06

Days until controlled: 6

Total acres burned: 614

Fire cost versus state median

13 Woodenshoe
wikipedia.org

County: San Juan

Total fire suppression cost: $203,736.06

Start Date: 6/28/03

Days until controlled: 33

Total acres burned: 50

Fire cost versus state median

12 Horseshoe
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

County: Tooele

Total fire suppression cost: $232,162.68

Start Date: 8/29/07

Days until controlled: 3

Total acres burned: 315

Fire cost versus state median

11 Aragonite
Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

County: Tooele

Total fire suppression cost: $249,899.93

Start Date: 6/3/04

Days until controlled: 1

Total acres burned: 1,970

Fire cost versus state median

10 Wing
Darrell Spangler, Deseret News

County: Utah

Total fire suppression cost: $344,179.47

Start Date: 6/10/00

Days until controlled: 3

Total acres burned: 813

Fire cost versus state median

9 Price Canyon
Tom Smart, Deseret News

County: Carbon

Total fire suppression cost: $618,536.64

Start Date: 6/30/02

Days until controlled: 46

Total acres burned: 3,269

Fire cost versus state median

8 Dynamite
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

County: Tooele

Total fire suppression cost: $638,257.40

Start Date: 8/27/02

Days until controlled: 6

Total acres burned: 1,408

Fire cost versus state median

7 Nizhoni
Tom Smart, Deseret News

County: San Juan

Total fire suppression cost: $664,764.92

Start Date: 6/1/02

Days until controlled: 7

Total acres burned: 2,354

Fire cost versus state median

6 Borrow Pit
David McNew, Getty Images

County: Tooele

Total fire suppression cost: $932,550.33

Start Date: 7/5/00

Days until controlled: 5

Total acres burned: 3,905

Fire cost versus state median

5 Centerville
Matt Gillis, Deseret News

County: Davis

Total fire suppression cost: $1,034,908.97

Start Date: 7/29/03

Days until controlled: 14

Total acres burned: 500

Fire cost versus state median

4 Swains
Tom Smart, Deseret News

County: Millard

Total fire suppression cost: $1,843,194.65

Start Date: 8/12/00

Days until controlled: 9

Total acres burned: 7,898

Fire cost versus state median

3 Apex
Ravell Call , Deseret News

County: Washington

Total fire suppression cost: $2,537,339.62

Start Date: 6/28/03

Days until controlled: 10

Total acres burned: 29,933

Fire cost versus state median

2 Railroad 1999- Union Pacific
Kristin Murphy , Deseret News

County: Juab

Total fire suppression cost: $3,272,944.34

Start Date: 7/2/99

Days until controlled: 39

Total acres burned: 58,707

Fire cost versus state median

1 East Fork
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

County: Summit

Total fire suppression cost: $13,344,315.00

Start Date: 6/28/02

Days until controlled: 19

Total acres burned: 14,208

Fire cost versus state median