Sep 25, 2018

Pole Creek Fire Passes 100,000 Acres in Size


According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Pole Creek Fire was reported Sunday morning at 101,423 acres, with the Bald Mountain Fire at 18,596 acres. The Pole Creek Fire is 34 percent contained and the Bald Mountain Fire has reached 20 percent containment.



Pre-evacuation were also lifted Friday for parts of Payson, Salem and the Spanish Fork area commonly known as Spanish Oaks.


Other road closures and evacuations remain in place, including closures in Payson Canyon, Santaquin Canyon, the Nebo Loop Road at State Route 132 in Nephi Canyon and the Right Fork of Hobble Creek Canyon.


“While both Highway 6 and Highway 89 are open, due to fire operations that are ongoing along both roads please drive carefully, no stopping and drive at the suggested speed of 45 mph,” the U.S. Forest Service said in its morning update.


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