MORONI, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Fire officials Say crews were making progress on a major wildfire in Sanpete County on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday morning, officials said the Wood Hollow Fire was 15 percent contained, and that percentage could rise substantially by later in the day.
A Utah fire authority claimed that 25-30 homes have burned and that several hundred sheep or other livestock have been lost.
The fire has burned nearly 40,000 acres. It began on Saturday, and officials say it was most likely started by sparks from a downed power line, although the exact cause was still under investigation.
Approximately 2,500 residents were evacuated from Fountain Green, Fairview and other small communities as the fire spread over the weekend.
The evacuation order for some of those areas had already been lifted by Tuesday morning. All residents living east of Highway 89 between Indianola and Fairview were allowed to return to their homes.
Only the homeowners themselves were allowed to go into the evacuated areas, and were asked to not turn on any utilities, and were also warned that they may be required to leave on a moment's notice.
More residents were expected to be able to return to their homes by Tuesday afternoon.
Some of those residents returned to find their homes on Monday, only to find them reduced to ash.
Some lost everything.
The Utah Red Cross and other organizations were accepting donations to help families affected by the fire.
To view a map of the fire, click here