Evacuations Lifted At Anderson Junction Fire; Blaze 100% Contained
TOQUERVILLE, Utah – Authorities on Tuesday lifted evacuations at the Anderson Junction Fire.
The fire sparked in southern Utah and was fueled by high winds on Monday.
It prompted the evacuation of 20 homes near the junction of I-15 and state Route 17 in Washington County. It burned at 786 acres, destroyed three buildings and damaged an outbuilding, according to the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands.
Officials said it was started by a vehicle dragging a chain, which set the brush on fire in four separate locations along the highway.
The fire is 100% contained.
Crews were able to get a handle on the fire Monday, authorities said, and they resumed efforts Tuesday with seven engines and one hot-shot crew. A total of 55 personnel responded from the Hurricane Valley Fire District; DFFSL; and the U.S. Forest Service.
“Cooler temperatures should aid firefighters today as they continue to mop-up hot spots,” according to DFFSL statement.
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