Evacuations ordered due to ‘Hill Top Fire’ in Sanpete County

The Hilltop Fire forces evacuations in Sanpete County, Utah, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Photo: Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox/Twitter

SANPETE COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 6, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews are at the scene of a new fire that started late Monday afternoon southeast of Indianola in Sanpete County.

Firefighters, along with tanker aircraft, are battling what is now called the “Hill Top Fire,” which officials said has grown to nearly 1,000 acres Monday night.

More resources have been ordered and are expected to be in place by Tuesday morning.

Evacuations have been ordered for Blackhawk Estates, with mandatory evacuation west of Milburn Road and north of Hilltop Road, according to information from the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office. Some structures have been damaged by the blaze.

Milburn and Hill Top roads are closed at this time.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox posted photos of the fire on his Twitter account and tweeted, “New fire in Indianola/Hideaway Valley. This one is close home for me.”

Gephardt Daily will update this story as any new information becomes available.





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