Heavy air tanker on scene preparing to drop 3,000+ gallons of fire retardant on the #CrookedCreekFire … VLAT on the way with 10,000+ more. Two helicopters dropping buckets. Three crews of 20 on the way to engage on the ground. pic.twitter.com/M6MJJFl05w
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) July 19, 2018
SANPETE COUNTY, Utah, July 19, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Pre-evacuation notices have been issued for at least three cabins in Sanpete County after a wildfire broke out east of Milburn Wednesday.
The Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office tweeted at noon that the Crooked Creek Fire is burning to the west of north Skyline. The pre-evacuation notices are for cabins in the Tucker area, east of the fire and west of Skyline Drive, the tweet said.
As of 7 p.m., the fire measured at 150 acres, and a tweet from Utah Fire Info said there is growth despite rains and lower temperatures.
An update on the Utah Fire Info website said the wildfire was ignited by lightning Wednesday.
“The fire is burning on private property in a steep canyon with limited access,” the update said. “By Thursday morning, the fire grew to about five acres and additional resources were ordered. Two helicopters arrived and began bucket drops while air tankers applied retardant. Two hotshot crews will arrive by Thursday night or Friday morning.”
The fire is visible from throughout Sanpete County, the update said.
Milburn is approximately 11 miles north of Mount Pleasant.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.