UPDATE: Wildfire in Veyo 100% contained

Southern Utah

UPDATE 10/1/2020 3:30 p.m

Fire officials report the The Veyo Fire is 100% contained.

UPDATE 9/28/2020 11 a.m. The #VeyoPoolFire has been renamed the #VeyoRoadFire. A helicopter mapped the fire at 2,262 acres and firefighters have contained 25% of the fire perimeter.

The Veyo Pool has not been impacted by the fire and is still open.


UPDATE 9/28/2020 8:00 A.M.: No evacuations have been made and no structures are directly threatened at this time. A red flag warning has been extended to 6 P.M. Monday with 15-25 mph north-northeast winds with gusts up to 45 mph.


UPDATE 9/27/2020 9:00 P.M.: Residents of the west side of Dammeron Valley received a 911 alert to prepare for evacuations.


UPDATE 9/27/2020 8:00 P.M.: The #VeyoPoolFire is impacting travel on SR-18, 1 lane is closed. The fire has grown to 400 acres, primarily driven by 15-25 mph winds.


VEYO, Utah (ABC4 News) — Fire and smoke erupted over the Veyo Volcano north of Dammeron Valley after a wildfire ignited along nearby state Route 18 highway Sunday evening.

State fire officials say the blaze, dubbed the Veyo Pool Fire, is now estimated at 75-100 acres. Structures are threatened, but no evacuations have been ordered yet. 

Thick smoke is visible from areas along SR-18 about 15 miles north of St. George. Crews are working to establish containment lines and moved near the Lower Sand Cove Reservoir at approximately 6:45 p.m.

Additional air support including 4 SEATs and 2 LATs have been ordered.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Veyo Pool Fire burning along state Route 18 near Dammeron Valley in Washington County (Photo: Katie Karalis, ABC4 News)
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