BREAKING: Entire Town In Utah EVACUATED Due To MASSIVE Wildfire


A wildfire is raging out of control in Southern Utah near the ski town of Brian Head and has consumed almost one thousand acres and has forced about 750 residents and visitors to evacuate.


The town website posted a warning on its front page: “The entire town of Brian Head is currently being evacuated until further notice due to a wildland fire. Please avoid coming toward Brian Head at this time.” Officials launched an investigation and said they suspect that the fire was human-caused.

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So far only one home has been reported to be destroyed and three others damaged.

But many more homes are threatened by the fire.


Some residents and town officials figured the whole town might be lost in the uncertain moments after the blaze broke out. Brian Head includes a few stores and hotels, and about 1,200 homes and cabins. It has about 100 full-time residents, Luke Ramseth at The Salt lake Tribune reports.

Emergency officials in Utah said there have been no reports of anybody injured so far.

Officials said Monday morning that 969 acres had burned and that the blaze remained totally uncontained.

At least 115 firefighters were on the ground Sunday, surrounding structures and digging fire lines on the perimeter. About a dozen helicopters and air tankers dropped thousands of gallons of water and retardant throughout the day.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized federal funds Sunday to help Utah pay for battling the fire, which is burning on state and private land and is threatening homes, business and watershed areas.

All routes into Brian Head are closed to non-emergency vehicles.

Andrew Craft at Fox News reports that flights have been restricted over the airspace temporarily due to visibility reasons and in order to drop flame retardant from planes and helicopters in the region.

Mary Jo Ganchow has a condo in the ski resort town of Brian Head. She was made to evacuate. “The magnitude of the fire was just incredible, nothing like I’ve ever seen before.” She heard it was started from a brush fire, but that has not been confirmed. “We just saw some smoke when we were leaving our condo, and we noticed it kept growing and growing and growing.”

Utah emergency management officials said in a press release that the fire slowed its progression over night, but that record-challenging heat will be an obstacle in the days ahead.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.

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