Fire burning near Grover, evacuations lifted
WAYNE COUNTY, Utah — Crews from multiple agencies in the area responded to a new fire start Friday just outside Capitol Reef National Park.
Several homes were evacuated Friday along Miner Mountain Road in Wayne County, but evacuations but were lifted before midnight, according to Utah Fire Info.
The fire is being called the Carcass Creek Fire.
Wayne County Sheriff’s office said on Facebook that they were notified about 4 p.m. Friday of a “fire that had gotten out of control” in Grover.
On arrival, responders noted the fire was being driven by the wind and spreading. Additional agencies arrived to assist, and fire units were placed near homes to protect them if needed, according to the Facebook post.
Firefighters, with the help of a helicopter, were able to slow the spread, the sheriff’s office said. Weather changes were also helpful in the fire fight.
As of 8:45 p.m. Friday, a few “hot spots” remained, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said.
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