Officials announce Sunday changes for Coal Hollow Fire closure, evacuation areas

Crews on scene of Coal Hollow Fire. Screen shot: Facebook/Utah Fire Info

SPANISH FORK, Utah, Aug. 26, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The closure and evacuation areas around the Coal Hollow Fire will be reduced at 6 a.m. Sunday, an update on Utah Fire Info said.


According to information released Saturday, the forest and surrounding burn areas will remain closed between Lake Fork Road on the western boundary to the west side of Starvation Road on the eastern boundary; and from Highway 6 south to East Lake Fork Canyon on the west and Bennion Creek Drainage/Spring Canyon to the east.

Skyline Drive from Highway 6 south to the juncture of Bear Ridge Road and Lake Fork Road also will remain closed.


At 6 a.m. Sunday, the area west of Lake Fork Road to include Blind Canyon Road/#0126 and Dry Canyon Road/#0214 will be open.

The area south of East Lake Fork Canyon over to South Bennion Creek Drainage/Spring Canyon and east of Lake Fork Road will open.

Starvation Road, Bear Ridge Road/#0008, Fish Creek Ridge Road/#0122 and Skyline road from the juncture of Bear Ridge Road will open.

“Road blocks will be in effect at closed access points,” the news release states. “Expect to see law enforcement on the north and south ends of Starvation Road, primarily to provide current information to forest visitors.”

The fire incident management team has been working in conjunction with Utah County Emergency Management, the Manti-La Sal National Forest, Bureau of Land Management and Department of Natural Resources to assess the closure and evacuation zones.


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