Homes, campgrounds evacuated after fire breaks out in Summit County

Monviso Fire (Photo: Scott Lawton)

UPDATE: 6/22/18, 11:00 a.m. -- The Monviso Fire in Summit County has burned 65 acres and forced the evacuations of 6 homes and 3 to 4 campsites, according to Jason Curry of Utah Division Foresty Fire State Lands.

There is no updated as far as the containment of the fire.

(KUTV) — Homes and campgrounds have been evacuated after a fire broke out in Summit County on Thursday.

The fire had burned nearly 50 acres and was zero percent contained as of 8 p.m. on Thursday, according to a tweet from Utah wildfire officials. Officials are calling it the Monviso Fire, after a nearby evacuated subdivision.

Helicopters, air tankers and hot shots were dispatched to contain the blaze. Officials say two more crews and two additional helicopters are expected to arrive Friday morning.


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