UPDATE: Friday morning the fire had reached over 54,000 acres. Click here for the latest information.
SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) Firefighters from across the Wasatch Front responded to the rapidly growing Pole Creek Fire Thursday.
Salt Lake City firefighters joined with firefighters from Draper, West Valley, and Unified Fire to help with efforts in Juab County.
Each department provided four firefighters as well as engines.
The group departed Thursday for Nephi to join the growing number of departments from around the State in combating the blaze that has reportedly grown to 20,000 acres and put communities in jeopardy.
“Hopefully we will be able to take some of the pressure off of the firefighters that are already working hard on this fire”, said Captain Matt Taylor of Salt Lake City Fire.
The lightning-caused Pole Creek fire sparked on September 6 in the Mount Nebo Loop area. Due to dry conditions, relatively low humidity, warm temperatures, and high winds, the fire spread north into southern Utah County.