Two wildfires in Millard County prompt evacuations

Officials estimate the blazes have burned over 100 acres each and are growing rapidly.

(Utah Fire Info) The Halfway Hill Fire has burned over 100 acres southeast of Fillmore, causing evacuations in the nearby Virginia Hills subdivision.

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Two new wildfires have burned over 200 acres and caused evacuations in Millard County, fire officials said Friday.

The Dry Creek Fire is east of Oak City and evacuations are ongoing in Oak City Canyon. The fire ignited due to human causes and has burned over 100 acres.

The Halfway Hill Fire also ignited in Millard County southeast of Fillmore today and has burned over 100 acres so far, according to Utah Fire Info. The Millard County Sheriff’s Office ordered evacuations for the Virginia Hills subdivision southeast of Fillmore due to its rapid growth.

This story is evolving and updated.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2022/07/08/two-wildfires-cause-evacuations/ Two wildfires in Millard County prompt evacuations

Joel McCord

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