FRUITLAND, Duchesne County (News4Utah) – Dozens of people were stranded as efforts were put in place to help rescue them from their homes south of the Dollar Ridge fire burn scar after flooding this weekend.
The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City issued a flash flood warning Sunday afternoon for the Pinnacles and Camelot areas downstream from the Strawberry River.
No technical water rescues had to be performed, according to Boren, who reported that the Strawberry River west of Camelot has jumped its banks and is now flowing in a new channel cut down the middle of Strawberry River Road west of Camelot.
As of Monday morning officials said Strawberry River Road east of Camelot is passable. They say the Lower Red Creek Road is also open.
The NWS also tweeted that there were reports of fire crews having to rescue residents from their homes that were flooded in the Strawberry Basin.
A severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Piute and Sevier counties has also been issued.
People in the area are urged to use caution as the burn scar has left the possibility for flash flooding and debris flow.
For the latest updates visit the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.