Evacuations lifted – for now – for Springville, Mapleton, Hobble Creek residents displaced by Ether Hollow Fire

Evacuation orders have been lifted for the Ether Hollow Fire. Residents are asked to stay on "pre-evacuation" status. Photo: Utah Fire Info

UTAH COUNTY, Sept. 8, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Residents of previously evacuated areas in Springville, Mapleton and Hobble Creek have been allowed to return to their homes, although they are urged to understand they must remain on “pre-evacuation” status because the Ether Hollow Fire continues to burn.

The evacuations were ordered Monday night due to the raging Ether Hollow Fire.

The #EtherHollowFire evacuations in the Hobble Creek, Springville & Mapleton areas will be lifted at 12 p.m. today, these areas will be in a ‘Pre-Evacuation’ status,” a post shared by Utah Fire Info says.

“Whiting Campground remains closed. Conditions will be continuously monitored.”

The Ether Hollow fire was first reported at 6:21 p.m. Monday, and has burned an estimated 1,000 acres, according to Utah Fire Info. Its cause is target shooting, the website says.


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