Evacuations lifted as fire crews battle wildfire in Beaver County

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UPDATE 9/22/2020

BEAVER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Closures and evacuations have been lifted for all arean near the 3 Creek Fire including Big John Flat area and eagle Point Ski Resort.

Fire officials say the fire progression has stopped and fire crews have been able to extinguish hot spots and secured hand lines.

The fire is now 30 percent contained.

ORIGINAL STORY: Eagle Point Ski Resort under evacuation as fire crews battle wildfire in Beaver County

BEAVER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) -Fire crews are working to extinguish a wildfire along Highway 153 in Beaver County.

The fire is estimated to have burned about 7 to 10 acres. Eagle Point Ski Resort was under evacuation as a result of the fire.

An evacuation order was also in place for the Big John Flat area, Eagle Point Ski Resort, & surrounding communities. Hwy 153 is closed from the Kent’s Lake Turnoff to Puffer Lake. No structures have been lost as a result of the fire.

The fire is located on the Beaver RD and started around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening.

The fire ignited along Hwy 153 in a fuels treatment within “the dead down slash piles”. Fire officials say there are federal & state resources on the scene.

The fire has been dubbed the 3 Creeks Fire. The public is asked to use caution and stay out of the area.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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