A brush fire quickly spread across 100 acres on a hillside north of the Utah State Capitol Tuesday, forcing evacuations, causing damage to one house and leaving a handful of people injured.
"Mother Nature can be mean." Flash floods spread mud and debris over Dollar Fire burn scar and force people to leave their homes.
"It's true. We had cried together and what we said was, we know it's gone,” said Deborah. “We mourned it. But, we believe in miracles, and so we did have that one-percent hope."
hunderstorms moving through the state have put meteorologist from the National Weather Service on high alert for the chance of flash flooding in area devastated by wildfires in the last year.
People who lost their homes to the fire were allowed into the area Wednesday morning to see what was left.
It was an emotional day for evacuated residents of the Dollar Ridge Fire, as they gathered in the LDS chapel in Fruitland to learn if their homes and cabins were safe or destroyed. For many people, the news was devastating.
Local firefighters worked all night through Tuesday to stop this fire from spreading to two homes and two businesses, a lime and salt plant.
While firefighters focused their efforts on the southwestern flank of the fire, some residents who had been evacuated were allowed back into their homes Sunday morning.
Duchesne County lifts the evacuation order for some areas impacted by the Dollar Ridge Fire.
The Duchesne County Sheriff's Office has posted updated information for Sunday as the fire continues to burn with only 5 percent containment and 47,789 acres burned.
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