Dollar Ridge Fire grows to 47,683 acres overnight, U.S. 40 reopens with restrictions

Approximately 1,000 homes are under threat from the Dollar Ridge Fire, with 90 already destroyed. (Photo: KUTV)

UPDATE: (July 6, 5:50 p.m.) -- Highway 40 is reopening at 6 p.m. with a restriction between mileposts 56-59 where Utah Highway Patrol is enforcing the speed limit of 35 miles-per-hour.

Vehicles will not be permitted to stop in the area to maintain firefighter access, the Utah Department of Transportation reports.

"All pullouts along the highway must remain clear for fire equipment," stated the Duchesne County Sheriff's Office in a Facebook post. "Stopping for photographs is not allowed at any location along the highway through the fire area... Mandatory evacuations on the south side of Highway 40 remain in place and are strictly enforced. Vehicles and persons found inside the evacuation areas without proper authorization will be ticketed."

UPDATE: (July 6, 4:30 p.m.) -- Fire activity reported in Pine Hollow area near Strawberry Reservoir from the Dollar Ridge Fire, which has destroyed 90 homes and burned more than 47,500 acres.

(KUTV) - The Dollar Ridge Fire has grown to 47,683 acres overnight. Only 4 percent of the fire is contained.

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