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