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Dollar Ridge Fire burns 47K acres; US 40 reopens

By Linda Williams, KSL.com and Tracie Snowder, KSL.com | Posted - Jul 6th, 2018 @ 10:39pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — The Dollar Ridge Fire near Strawberry Reservoir burned an additional 5,000 acres overnight, fire officials said as crews began fighting the massive blaze for the sixth day Friday.

The fire has burned 47,683 acres and remains 4 percent contained, fire officials said. It has forced about 1,100 people from their homes, and destroyed about 90 structures since it began Sunday.

U.S. 40 has been closed due to fire activity, but will reopen at 6 p.m. Friday.

Smoke from the Dollar Ridge and other wildfires around the state filled parts of the Wasatch Front Friday morning. Unhealthy air quality is expected along the Wasatch Front and beyond. Check KSL's air quality report here.

This article will be updated throughout the day.

Friday, 10:39pm

'More ... than we can use:' Duchesne evacuation center overwhelmed with donations

Friday, 10:15pm

2 fires quickly extinguished in Morgan County

Friday, 05:49pm

U.S. Highway 40 to reopen following Dollar Ridge Fire closures

Friday, 03:14pm

Mail delivery impacted by Dollar Ridge Fire (near Fruitland, Duchesne County)

Friday, 02:58pm

Update on Pine Canyon Fire (near Croydon in Morgan County)

Friday, 02:05pm

Updated map on West Valley Fire (near New Harmony, Washington County)

Friday, 01:22pm

Currant Creek campground (in Heber City) closed until further notice

Friday, 01:20pm

New fire near Lost Creek Reservoir (near Croydon in Morgan County)

Friday, 12:34pm

Dollar Ridge firefighters covered; evacuees still need Red Cross donations

Friday, 10:24am

Friday plan at Dollar Ridge Fire (near Fruitland, Duchesne County)

Friday, 09:50am

Willow Patch Fire (near Richfield, Sevier County) now 80% contained

Friday, 09:42am

West Valley Fire (near New Harmony, Washington County) now 28% contained

Friday, 09:32am

Dollar Ridge Fire (near Fruitland, Duchesne County) evacuees allowed to gather belongings

Friday, 06:53am

Dollar Ridge Fire burns 47K acres near Strawberry Reservoir; still 4 percent contained

Friday, 06:44am

Salt Lake crews put out brush fire in Federal Heights

Friday, 06:35am

Brush fire burns near Saratoga Springs

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Updated: Saturday July 21, 2018 10:25 pm