1,000 homes threatened by Dollar Ridge Fire, 90 destroyed
(UPDATE July 6 6:44 a.m.) - Dollar Ridge Fire grows to 47,683 overnight.
(KUTV) — Approximately 1,000 homes are under threat from the Dollar Ridge Fire, with an estimate of 90 already destroyed, possibly more.
The Garfield County Sheriff's Office posted details about the blaze that has reached 42,000 acres and is only four percent contained since it started July 1 on private land. In addition to the homes, power lines and oil and natural gas infrastructure are at risk. Approximately 1,100 people have been evacuated.
The same post also updated information about the Willow Patch Fire and the West Valley Fire north of St. George. Garfield County was citing a report from state emergency management officials.
Authorities closed Highway 40 in Duchesne and Wasatch counties as the fire is spreading to the north.
Wasatch County officials ordered evacuations in the eastern portion of the county earlier Wednesday afternoon.
- Beaver Canyon and Timber Canyon subdivisions
- All ares east of Lower Creek Road and north of Strawberry River
- All areas on the east side of Strawberry Reservoir to just west of Starvation Reservoir, and on the south side of Highway 40
- Duchesne High School, grounds open for tents and RVs
- Animal control shelter at county fair grounds for pets and livestock
- Independently managed shelter at LDS church in Fruitland has been shut down because of proximity to the fire.
- Highway 40
- Access into Camelot on Strawberry River Road
- Access into Timber Canyon from all directions
WILLOW PATCH FIRE UPDATE
The fire, in Sevier County, nine miles east of Richfield, is reported to be 4,583 acres and is 75 percent contained. A single residence and area infrastructure is threatened including a communication tower, power lines, Salina City water shed as is critical sage grouse habitat.
WEST VALLEY FIRE UPDATE
The blaze is 11,716 acres and is now 20 percent contained. There are 278 homes and one minor structure threatened with one minor structure destroyed. Multiple roads and trails are closed but there are no evacuations.