Southern Utah town evacuated as fires spread across state

Saturday , June 17, 2017 - 4:21 PM

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

BRIAN HEAD, Utah (AP) — A Southern Utah town is being evacuated amid one of three large fires in the state.

KSL.com reports a 50-acre fire caused a highway near Brian Head to be shut down Saturday afternoon and prompted the town’s evacuation.

U.S. Forest Service official Mike Melton said the fire was growing and active.

A Brian Head town emergency notice said there was no estimate on when or how the fire would be contained.

Two other fires are ongoing in Utah. One in Uintah County is 0 percent contained and has burned about 500 acres. The other is in Piute County and has burned about 350 acres.