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Fire updates: US Highway 6 closed as Pole Creek Fire forces evacuations

By Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted - Sep 13th, 2018 @ 10:51pm


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THISTLE, Utah County — The Pole Creek Fire forced the closure of several roads and canyons in Utah County Thursday, and more residents in the area were ordered to evacuate, authorities said.

A mandatory evacuation order was issued for the communities of Woodland Hills and Elk Ridge, as well as the Covered Bridge Canyon community in Spanish Fork Canyon, officials said.

The fire had burned 20,000 acres, Forest Service officials said Thursday evening, and was moving to the north and northeast at that time.

Several major roadways in the area remained closed Thursday night, including parts of U.S. Highway 89 and U.S. Highway 6. Santaquin and Payson canyons were also closed, and the Nebo Loop Road was closed from state Route 132 in Nephi Canyon.

Friday's Fire Coverage

Watch here for live updates on this and other fires throughout the state:

Thursday, 09:34pm

U.S. Highway 6 closed as fires rage in Utah County

Thursday, 07:56pm

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox: Pole Creek Fire merging with Bald Mountain Fire

Thursday, 07:48pm

Salt Lake-area firefighters headed to help with Pole Creek Fire

Thursday, 06:56pm

People evacuating horses due to Pole Creek Fire can bring them to Spanish Fork fairgrounds

Thursday, 06:39pm

Pole Creek Fire in Utah and Juab counties grows to about 20,000 acres

Thursday, 06:38pm

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has arrived on scene at the Pole Creek Fire

Thursday, 06:08pm

Woodland Hills and Elk Ridge being evacuated due to Pole Creek Fire

Thursday, 05:28pm

Covered Bridge Canyon community being evacuated due to Pole Creek Fire

Thursday, 04:58pm

Pre-evacuation notices announced for some residents in Salem due to Pole Creek Fire

Thursday, 04:55pm

Bald Mountain Fire in southwest Utah County grows to 5,000 acres

Thursday, 04:40pm

Rosecrest Fire southwest of Herriman expected to be contained by 6 p.m.

Thursday, 01:43pm

Santaquin Fire Department posts list of needed donations for firefighters

Thursday, 11:32am

National Weather Service issues red flag warning for most of Utah through Saturday

Thursday, 11:32am

Riggs and Lonely Fires in southern Utah burn almost 1K acres total

Thursday, 11:32am

Rosecrest Fire in Herriman 50 percent contained

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KSL Weather Forecast

Updated: Friday September 21, 2018 10:25 pm