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Fire updates: US 6 remains closed; Right fork of Hobble Creek Canyon under evacuation

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - Sep 16th, 2018 @ 9:55pm | Posted - Sep 16th, 2018 @ 9:25am


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SALT LAKE CITY β€” Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox reported a "miracle" day Saturday as fire crews were able to hold the lines on the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain wildfires, but new evacuations were ordered Sunday.

"(Saturday) was nothing short of a miracle," Cox said in a tweet Sunday morning.

He added that no structures were lost on Saturday. Today will be another test, though, Cox said.

The fire jumped to the north side of U.S. Highway 6 about 2 p.m., officials said. The Diamond Fork and Sheep Creek areas were put under mandatory evacuation orders. The highway had reopened about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, but closed again as of 2 p.m., fire officials said.

Parts of Hobble Creek Canyon were put under mandatory evacuation status about 9 p.m.

As of 8 p.m. Sunday, the Pole Creek Fire has burned 68,347 acres, and the Bald Mountain blaze has scorched another 13,509, according to Inciweb. Pole Creek remains 2 percent contained, officials said.

Meanwhile, a fire that destroyed two homes in Herriman on Saturday has been nearly contained. A fire that sparked near I-80 at the Tooele-Salt Lake county border grew to 800 acres, officials report.

Saturday's fire coverage:

KSL.com will be providing the latest fire updates throughout the day. This story will be updated as more details become available.

Sunday, 09:35pm

Pole Creek Fire forces evacuation order in parts of Hobble Creek Canyon

Sunday, 08:01pm

Part of Salem City remains under pre-evacuation status

Sunday, 07:15pm

Pole Creek Fire crosses U.S. Highway 6, establishes in Diamond Creek drainage

Sunday, 05:45pm

Community meeting scheduled to discuss Riggs and Lonely fires

Sunday, 05:08pm

Fire near Salt Lake-Tooele county border closes SR-201

Sunday, 02:12pm

U.S. Highway 6 closed again due to Pole Creek Fire, new evacuations ordered

Sunday, 02:05pm

No change in evacuation orders near Pole Creek and Bald Mountain wildfires

Sunday, 02:02pm

Residents in Utah, Juab counties asked to conserve natural gas

Sunday, 01:57pm

New fire burning along Mirror Lake Highway

Sunday, 11:18am

Thousands evacuated for Pole Creek Fire and Bald Mountain Fire, but evacuation center is empty

Sunday, 10:47am

Air quality improving, smoke outlook better for Wasatch Front

Sunday, 10:31am

No evacuations for fire near I-80 at Tooele-Salt Lake county border

Sunday, 09:45am

US Highway 6 reopens after being closed from Spanish Fork to Helper

Sunday, 09:08am

Fire near Tooele-Salt Lake county border grows to 800 acres

Sunday, 09:04am

Power restored after Herriman blaze destroys three buildings

Sunday, 08:46am

Pole Creek, Bald Mountain fires hold Saturday; no structures destroyed

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Jacob Klopfenstein

KSL Weather Forecast

Updated: Tuesday November 13, 2018 12:44 pm