Fire updates: Coal Hollow Fire more than doubles in size; U.S. Highway 6 reopens

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Coal Hollow Fire in Utah County more than doubled in size and has now burned 17,208 acres as of Thursday morning, with flames higher than Utah's tallest building — the 422-foot Wells Fargo building in downtown Salt Lake City, officials said.

Fire crews have closed additional roads and conducted evacuations in the area, officials said. U.S. Highway 6 was closed in both directions near the fire due to heavy smoke impacting the roadway, but had reopened by 6:30 p.m.

The wildfire is also contributing to dangerous air quality in Spanish Fork as smoke drifts down the canyon, KSL Meteorologist Grant Weyman reported Thursday morning. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has issued a red alert and is recommending residents in the area to limit all outdoor activities and to stay indoors.

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.

A map of the Coal Hollow perimeter has been added to the photo gallery below.

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.

Wednesday's coverage:

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

Thursday, 06:30pm

U.S. Highway 6 reopens after closure due to Coal Hollow Fire

Thursday, 05:41pm

U.S. Highway 6 closed in both directions due to Coal Hollow Fire

Thursday, 03:46pm

Coal Hollow Fire evacuations alert sent to larger area than intended

Thursday, 03:31pm

Spanish Fork City is not being evacuated due to the Coal Hollow Fire

Thursday, 02:31pm

More residents near Coal Hollow Fire put on pre-evacuation notices

Thursday, 12:17pm

Evacuees from Sanpete County fire could be allowed back to their homes soon

Thursday, 10:00am

Bear Trap Fire on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation

Thursday, 09:55am

Scofield residents allowed back onto properties until 1 p.m.; Public meeting scheduled for Thursday night

Thursday, 08:11am

Hill Top Fire (Sanpete County) remains at 1.8K acres


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