UPDATE: Ether Hollow Fire now 93% contained

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SATURDAY 9/19/2020 9:45 a.m.

UTAH (ABC4 News) – The Ether Hollow fire has scorched 849 acres and is now 93% contained. Fire crews are still actively patrolling and securing the fire lines while searching for hot spots.

There are closures on Pole Canyon Road and the Mona Pole Road and details can be found on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest website https://www.fs.usda.gov/uwcnf.

FRIDAY 9/18/2020 10:00 a.m.

UTAH (ABC4 News) – The Ether Hollow Fire remains at an estimated 849 acres burned and is currently 92% contained.

THURSDAY 9/17/2020 10:45 a.m.

UTAH (ABC4 News) – The Ether Hollow Fire remains at an estimated 849 acres burned and is currently 86% contained.

WEDNESDAY 9/16/2020 12:00 P.m.

UTAH (ABC4 News) – The Ether Hollow Fire remains at an estimated 849 acres burned and is currently 86% contained.

TUESDAY 9/15/2020 11:05 a.m.

UTAH (ABC4 News) – The Ether Hollow Fire has burned an estimated 849 acres and is now 86% contained.

MONDAY 9/14/2020 11:20 a.m.

UTAH (ABC4 News) – The Ether Hollow Fire has burned an estimated 849 acres and is now 67% contained, according to fire officials.

SUNDAY 9/13/2020 2:41 p.m.

UTAH (ABC4 News) – The Ether Hollow Fire has burned about 849 acres and is now 65 percent contained, according to fire officials.

SATURDAY 9/12/2020 12:30 p.m.

UTAH (ABC4 News) – The Ether Hollow Fire has grown to 869 acres and is now 59 percent contained, according to fire officials.

FRIDAY 9/11/2020 11:00 a.m.

Crews are putting 2 miles of hose along the Hobble Creek Canyon Road in conjunction with the contingency fire line put in place yesterday. The fire line is there to protect communities if the fire burns north and threatens the houses.

Helicopters will continue bucket drop support to the crews on the ground.

There is a meeting tonight with the community from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. to give new information on the fire suppression efforts in the Hobble Creek Canyon area. The meeting will at Mapleton City Park, at the corner of East Maple Street and South Main Street, south of the tennis courts.

The meeting will also be streamed via Facebook Live, ABC4 news, will embed it on this page.

Whiting Campground remains closed

Hunters are urged to stay out of closed areas

WEDNESDAY 9/9/2020 11:00 a.m.

UTAH (ABC4 NEWS) – Firefighter are continuing to extinguish hot spots, and working to strengthen the existing fireline, and work to establish containtment. The northeast flank of the fire is difficult to access because of steep and rugged terrain; fire managers are trying to figure out the best way to get crews into the area.

Fire behavior is expected to be minimal today, with isolated smoke visible. Rain showers are possible with light winds.

Whiting campground remains closed. People are being asked to stay away for their safety and the safety of the firefighters.

A temporary flight restriction (TFR) is in place for the area, no recreational drones and private aircraft may fly over the area.

TUESDAY 9/8/2020 8:58 a.m.

UTAH (ABC4 NEWS) – Evacuations in the Hobble Creek, Springville, and Mapleton areas will be lifted at 12 p.m. Tuesday. Officials say these areas will be in a “Pre-Evacuation” status.

The Whiting Campground remains closed.

The fire is currently 0% contained and aircraft will map the fire for an updated size Tuesday.

Rain decreased fire activity but crews remain working on hot spots within the fire perimeter. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Mapleton Fire: Large wildfire prompts evacuations

MONDAY 9/7/2020 7:44 p.m.

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Multiple evacuations are in place as fire crews battle a wildfire at the east end of Springville Monday.

The Ether Hollow fire has grown about 1,000 acres, according to fire officials. All of Hobble Creek Canyon and parts of Springville and Mapleton at the base of the mountain are being evacuated as a result of the fire.

Fire officials added that both upper and lower sections of the Grind Stone community are also being evacuated. About 80 personnel are assigned to the fire including air, heavy equipment, and ground resources.

The fire is burning on the hillside east of 1700 East in Springville. The fire was reportedly started by target shooting.

Due to high winds, nearly all aerial firefighting resources are unable to fly over to help extinguish the fire.

Residents are asked to help out by avoiding the area and to keep the roadways clear for fire vehicles.

Multiple roads are closed as a result of the fire including:

1700 E between 1200-1600 N
1600 N 1700 E for eastbound traffic
The roadway from Bartholomew Park (Springville) to 1600 N (Mapleton)

Current evacuations as a result of the fire are as follows:

  • Quiet Meadow Lane
  • Whiting Campground

Fire officials say everything north and east of 400 North 1700 East are in an advisory status.

Several local, state and federal agencies are on scene of the fire. Air support is on scene as well.

Mapleton City Offices have been opened for evacuated residents who need shelter. A second evacuation center has been set up at 495 S Canyon Rd in Springville, according to fire officials. Select portions of Springville and Mapleton remain evacuated.

Fire officials say as of Monday night, 211 total homes evacuated.

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