BEAVER COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 22, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The 3 Creeks Fire is zero percent contained at 60 acres, officials said Tuesday.
An evacuation order is in place for areas of Beaver County because of the fire along Highway 153, which sparked at about 5 p.m. Monday. The fire was initially 7 to 10 acres, officials said.
The evacuation order is in effect for the Big John Flat area, Eagle Point Ski Resort, and surrounding communities, Utah Fire Info tweeted later Monday night.
Highway 153 is closed from the Kent’s Lake Turnoff to Puffer Lake. No structures have been lost, the tweet said.
An update from Utah Fire Info Tuesday afternoon said: “Landowners at Eagle Point Ski Resort will be allowed into their residence beginning at 2:30 p.m. Temporary closure is still in place from Big John’s Flat road to Puffer Lake. Firefighters will be working in the area. Please use caution when driving in the fire area.”
The fire, which ignited within a fuels treatment area, was unable to be burned earlier this season due to regulations associated with COVID-19, officials said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation but is believed to be human-caused.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.