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UPDATE TUESDAY June 30th, 7:15 AM: Fire containment at 30% and 12,500 acres through the night. Residents south of Grandview Blvd and west of Redwood Rd still under a YELLOW evacuation warning. Redwood Rd open. Please STAY OFF Lake Mountain. It is entirely closed to the public

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Fire containment at 30% and 12,500 acres through the night. Residents south of Grandview Blvd and west of Redwood Rd still under a YELLOW evacuation warning. Redwood Rd open. Please STAY OFF Lake Mountain. It is entirely closed to the public. #KnollsFire7:11 AM · Jun 30, 202022See Saratoga Springs UT’s other Tweets

According to Utah Fire Info, crews are responding to a new wildfire on Lake Mountain, west of Utah Lake.

Crews say extreme fire behavior and low visibility make containment challenging and as of Monday morning, 12,000 acres had burned and it was 25 percent contained.

According to fire crews, Redwood Road is closed going south at Harbor Parkway.

Saratoga Springs under local emergency due to Knolls Fire 

Lt. Gov Cox says a lightning strike started the fire Sunday afternoon. The fire is currently moving towards Saratoga Springs. Winds gusting up to 60 mph.

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Great White Shark Swims with Surfers

A drone has captured a great white shark swimming within inches of surfers paddling through the water in South Africa. Luckily no one was injured by the shark who was just investigating the surfers, according to Sarah Waries from the City of Cape Town (CoCT) Shark Spotters program.

The shark was spotted by drone in Plettenberg Bay in South Africa’s Western Cape Province on Tuesday. The video sent out a warning to many around the area to be extra cautious when in the water, especially those venturing out a little further.

Waries shared that the shark was aware of the surfers above and was just checking them out due to their inquisitive nature. Waries added that shark bites are rare, but people must understand the risk of being in the water with an Apex predator.

Shark sightings have increased over the last few weeks around South Africa’s Western Cape Province with authorities asking surfers to get out of the water at Robberg, Plettenberg Bay on Sunday, at Boneyards, Jeffreys Bay on Monday, and again at Robberg, Plettenberg Bay on Tuesday.Video Player

Buffalo Cops Shove 75 Year old to Ground

Prosecutors are investigating the actions of two Buffalo police officers who were suspended without pay on Thursday night after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester, who was hospitalized with a head injury. The video taken by WBFO, a local radio station, shows the man, identified on Friday as Martin Gugino, approaching a group of officers during a protest stemming from the death of George Floyd. He was identified by the Western New York Peace Center, a nonprofit that named him in a Facebook post, saying he is a peace activist and a member.

A passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight had coronavirus and was contagious, officials said

A passenger who flew out of John F. Kennedy International Airport to Rochester, New York, over the weekend had coronavirus and was contagious, the Monroe County Health Department tweeted Wednesday night.The Delta Air Linesflight left JFK at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday and landed in Rochester at 5:55 p.m., according to the tweet.”This evening, we learned about an individual who tested positive for Covid-19. We believe this individual was contagious while en route from JFK to ROC on Delta 4824 on March 14,” the department tweeted.The Health Department encouraged anybody who was on that flight and anybody who was in the Greater RochesterInternational Airport between 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. that day to monitor for symptoms and call their doctor if symptoms occur.”With regard to reports of any Covid-19 exposure, we continue to follow all guidelines from the CDC and local health officials,” Delta said in a statement to CNN. “The safety and health of our customers and crew remain our top priority.”On Monday, another Delta flight was held when a passenger learned just before takeoff that they had been exposed to the virus. The passenger did not show any symptoms but deplaned out of an abundance of caution, a person involved with airport operations told CNN.The plane was cleaned before passengers were allowed to board again and continue on to their destination.JetBlue banned a passenger last week after he flew from JFK to West Palm Beach without notifying the crew that he was awaiting results of a coronavirus test, the airline said. He told the crew upon arrival that he had been notified that the test was positive.”(The)event put our crewmembers, customers, and federal and local officials in an unsettling situation that could have easily been avoided, and as such, this customer will not be permitted to fly on JetBlue in the future,” the airline said in a statement at the time.

Chemical spill at Kennecott facility contained with no risk to public, authorities say

About 8,200 gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked from a tank at a Kennecott facility in Magna following Wednesday morning’s earthquake.

Unified Fire Authority Chief Dan Petersen said most of the chemical, which leaked out of a 12,000-gallon tank, was contained to a catch basin in the facility. It was fully contained within the Kennecott building, he said.

Officials were concerned that the chemical would mix with another chemical and become more hazardous, but that was not the case Wednesday, Petersen said.

A chemical plume dissipated from the facility but was flowing north over the Great Salt Lake and did not impact the public, Petersen said.

UFA crews have turned the scene back over to Kennecott personnel, but six hazmat crews were remaining at the scene to monitor the situation, he added.

State Route 201 will be closed in the area as crews continue cleaning up the

Magna declares emergency in wake of earthquake

The 5.7 magnitude earthquake sent shockwaves throughout the Wasatch Front, but in Magna, located near the epicenter, the largest temblor in Utah in 28 years has led to a state of emergency declaration.

Residents the town on the west edge of Salt Lake County woke up to the most intense rattling — many residents reporting household pictures and other items falling off walls and shelves — and widespread damage on Main Street, with some older buildings severely damaged, and some home evacuations.

Flights departing from Salt Lake International Airport again

The first flight to depart the Salt Lake International Airport, which was headed to Dallas-Fort Worth, left the airport at 2:54 p.m., according to airport officials.

The airport had previously been closed due to Wednesday morning’s earthquake. A tower was damaged, and there was some flooding in a concourse due to the quake.

The facilities were found to be safe, and passengers began moving through the airport again about 1:15 p.m., airport officials said on Twitter.

Flights that were diverted will be arriving soon, the airport said.