Campground Evacuated As Pine Hollow Fire Burns 8K Acres
Jul 31, 2020, 12:02 PM
(Photo: BLM Arizona Fire)
KANAB, Utah – A wildfire burning near the Utah-Arizona state line in Kane County has forced the evacuation of a nearby campground.
The lightning-caused Pine Hollow Fire began Wednesday evening approximately 20 miles east of Kanab.
The fire has so far burned 8,292 acres and is zero percent contained.
Authorities said the fire is threatening livestock and range facilities, as well as California condors, which is a critically endangered species.
The public is asked to avoid traveling on House Rock Valley Road from Highway 89 to Highway 89A, the Winter Road, or FS 248 as crews work to contain the fire.
The Pine Hollow Fire is one of three currently burning in Utah.
In Millard County, the Howell Peak Fire has burned 1,885 acres and is 75% contained. It began July 19, and the cause was not listed by Utah Fire Info.
In Uintah County, the Split Fire, which started in June, is still burning. Utah Fire Info lists it as zero percent contained, although its size is relatively small at 18 acres.