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Wildfire updates: US Highway 6 closed due to Coal Hollow Fire; evacuations ordered in Diamond Fork Canyon

(Utah Fire Info via Twitter)



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SALT LAKE CITY — The Coal Hollow Fire, burning 15 miles southeast of Spanish Fork, forced officials to close U.S. Highway 6 and evacuate Diamond Fork Canyon Sunday evening.

U.S. Highway 6 is closed in both directions from Diamond Fork Road to Tucker, Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon tweeted. Officials expect the road to remain closed through the night.

Officials also evacuated Diamond Fork Canyon after the fire crossed Highway 6. The evacuations are expected to last until at least Monday, Cannon said.

No changes were reported in acreage or containment for the fire, which officials measured at 19,360 acres — or about 30 square miles — and 4 percent contained earlier Sunday.

The Iron Hill Fire, which sparked Saturday south of Saratoga Springs, decreased in size by Sunday afternoon.

The fire is just over 1,000 acres, down from 1,400 reported on Saturday, officials reported, and is 60 percent contained.

The Bear Trap Fire, burning on Uintah and Ouray Ute lands in Uintah County, grew to about 6,600 acres on Sunday, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

There were at least six active wildfires burning throughout the state as of Sunday evening, according to Utah Fire Info.

Saturday's fire coverage:

This story will be updated throughout the day with the latest fire information.

Sunday, 09:54pm

Officials extend U.S. Highway 6 closure

Sunday, 08:55pm

Evacuations ordered in Diamond Fork Canyon due to Coal Hollow Fire

Sunday, 04:36pm

Coal Hollow Fire forces closure of U.S. Highway 6

Sunday, 01:22pm

Iron Hill Fire south of Saratoga Springs reduces to 1,015 acres

Sunday, 01:17pm

Bear Trap Fire in Uintah County grows to 6,594 acres

Sunday, 01:07pm

Coal Hollow Fire remains at 19,360 acres, 4 percent containment

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