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Evacuations Lifted In Sanpete Co. Neighborhoods Impacted By Fire

Sep 5, 2020, 7:30 PM | Updated: 11:02 pm

INDIANOLA, Utah — All evacuation orders have been lifted in Sanpete County following the Indian Ridge Fire.

The fire broke out in the Red Ridge mountain area around 6 p.m. Saturday, prompting the evacuation of the Indian Ridge subdivision.

It was estimated at approximately 10 acres, according to a tweet from the Sanpete County Sheriff.

The Elk Ridge subdivision was put in a pre-evacuation stage.

Officials said a northern wind and terrain caused the blaze to burn grass and brush in the area.

The fire grew to approximately 20 acres just after 7:00 p.m.

The Sanpete County Sheriff said favorable winds and air support were being “extremely helpful.”

All evacuation orders were lifted around 8:30 p.m., but officials said the north Indian Ridge road will remain closed overnight.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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