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Fire updates: Coal Hollow Fire in Utah County over 6K acres, prompts evacuations

By Liesl Nielsen and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted - Aug. 8, 2018 at 10:59 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY β€” The Coal Hollow Fire in Utah County grew to 6,661 acres Wednesday, prompting evacuations and pre-evacuation notices for some area residents, according to officials.

The fire was zero percent contained as of Wednesday afternoon and is burning in southeast Utah County, near U.S. Highway 6.

The Bear Trap Fire that began in late July on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation has now burned more than 2,000 acres as of Wednesday morning, according to officials.

Crews continue to fight wildfires across the state, including the Hill Top Fire in Sanpete County which has burned about 1,838 acres.

To see the locations and perimeters of some of the fires throughout Utah, visit Mapbox.

Mapbox gathers data from the Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination and from the agencies and first responders on the ground. There are many variables that can influence a fire's behavior and it can be difficult to accurately map a perimeter, especially during an active fire situation. Not all of Utah's fires are shown on the map.

Maps of the Bear Trap Fire and Dollar Ridge Fire perimeters have been added to the photo gallery below. Accurate perimeter mapping has not yet been conducted for the Hill Top Fire and Coal Hollow Fire due to Tuesday's significant fire activity, according to fire officials.

Those wishing to check if property is within a fire's perimeter can input the address on Mapbox's website in the top right corner.

Tuesday's coverage:

Watch here for live updates on all the fires throughout Utah.

Editor's note: This blog previously reported the Coal Hollow Fire to have burned up to 12,000 acres due to information provided by Carbon County officials. It has since been updated to reflect the 6,661 acres burned that Inciweb is reporting.

Wednesday, 10:53pm

Hilltop Fire (Sanpete County) grows to more than 1,800 acres

Wednesday, 09:57pm

Coal Hollow Fire grows to 6,661, prompts evacuations in Utah County

Wednesday, 09:00pm

Campers west of Scofield Reservoir evacuated due to Coal Hollow Fire

Wednesday, 08:50pm

Lt. Gov. reports 'much better' day for the Hilltop Fire in Sanpete County

Wednesday, 08:01pm

Pre-evacuation notices announced in Scofield due to Coal Hollow Fire

Wednesday, 04:06pm

Jardine Fire in Cache County is 75 percent contained

Wednesday, 04:02pm

'We have a window to beat this thing': Utah crews optimistic in battle against Hill Top Fire

Wednesday, 03:54pm

Utah National Guard deploys helicopter to help fight Coal Hollow Fire

Wednesday, 03:25pm

Contractor prevents fire spread by moving blazing trailer away from trees in Park City

Wednesday, 01:28pm

Grouse Creek Fire in Box Elder County burns over 132K acres

Wednesday, 12:20pm

Hill Top Fire in Sanpete County at 12 percent containment

Wednesday, 12:13pm

Coal Hollow Fire in Utah County burns 3.5K acres

Wednesday, 11:19am

Residents of Milburn affected by Hill Top Fire to return to pre-evacuation status at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, 09:37am

Dollar Ridge Fire still burning in Duchesne County at nearly 60K acres

Wednesday, 07:55am

Wildfire on Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation reaches over 2K acres

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