UPDATE: Battle Creek 2 fire 97% contained

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Battle Creek 2 Fire burning above Pleasant Grove, Utah, Saturday, September 12, 2020.

THURSDAY 9/17/2020 10:40 P.M.

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Battle Creek 2 Fire is now 97% contained

WEDNESDAY 9/16/2020 8:30 A.M.

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Battle Creek 2 Fire is now 70% contained. Fire crews say that it has burned around 188 acres and that the fire is no longer growing. A helicopter is still supporting crews on the ground.

The Battle Creek Trail remains closed. Fire managers will have the Timponeeke Road closed overnight for firefighter’s safety.

TUESDAY 9/15/2020 10:00 A.M.

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Despite a red flag warning put in place on Monday, crews made significant progress on the Battle Creek 2 fire. Officials say the fire has burned an estimated 188 acres and 38% contained.

MONDAY 9/14/2020 10:00 A.M.

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4 News) -Minimal fire activity occurred Sunday night into Monday morning. The Battle Creek 2 Fire has burned 188 acres and is now 20% contained.

SUNDAY 9/13/2020 12:39

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4 News) – All evacuations have been lifted for the Battle Creek 2 Fire Sunday morning, according to fire officials.

The Battle Creek 2 Fire is estimated at 100 acres More crews are reportedly en route to help continue battling the fire.

ORIGINAL STORY: Homes remain under evacuation orders as new wildfire burns above Pleasant Grove

PLEASANT GROVE (ABC4 News) – A new wildfire started in the hills above Pleasant Grove Saturday night, not far from where crews battled the Battle Creek Fire in August.

Fire authorities have named this fire the Battle Creek 2 Fire.

Pleasant Grove Fire Department executed evacuations for some homes between 200 South and Grove Creek Drive and East of 1350 East on Saturday.

Come Sunday, 34 homes were still under evacuation order, but, according to Pleasant Grove Fire Department, the fire was not threatening any more homes.

Fire authorities have also ordered the evacuation of Battle Creek Canyon and structures along 1400 East in Pleasant Grove.

Kathy Jo Pollock with the U.S. Forest Service told ABC4 News that the fire started burning at the mouth of Battle Creek Canyon around 8 p.m. on Saturday and was spreading uphill and to the east.

Residents gathered along nearby roadways to watch the bright orange flames spread across the ridge.

Battle Creek 2 Fire burned above Pleasant Grove, Utah Saturday night, near Battle Creek Canyon.

As of the time of this post, it had burned an estimated 100 acres and, according to fire authorities, 30 resources were assigned to battle the fire.

This is a developing story. Check back here for more updates as new information becomes available.

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