Dollar Ridge Fire evacuees briefly return home to salvage belongings

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DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) -Fire officials announced that the Dollar Ridge Fire has consumed 52,068 acres Monday morning.

Fire crews say the fire is now at 35 percent containment.

Officials with Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office have been permitting people to return to their properties at certain times throughout the week.

“Once you have provided us with your name and property address, you will be allowed to return to your property — provided it is safe to do so — to collect essential items only. You must then exit the evacuation area immediately and return to our command post to let us know you have left the evacuation zone safely,” a post on Facebook said.

Monday, evacuees were told beginning at noon roads in the area would be open to the resident only.

The open areas include the Lower Red Creek Road south of US 40. This includes Camelot resort and Strawberry Pinnacles. Properties in Avintaquin Canyon are NOT included at this time. Proof of residency (deed, property tax bill, utility bill, etc.) will be required to access this area.

They say travel west of Lower Red Creek Road is not allowed. If they catch you in this area you are subject to citation or arrest.

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 9 a.m. individuals with property south of Currant Creek River in the Fruitland area to the ridge of Currant Creek Mountain will be allowed to access their property. Proof of residency (deed, property tax bill, utility bill, etc.) will be required to access this area.

The area south of Currant Creek River will remain closed until Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 9 a.m. and roadblocks are in place to prevent access.

For the latest on the wildfires around the state visit utahfireinfobox.com.

For information on how to help those affected by the fire, click here.

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