Breaking News: Deer Creek fire shuts down U.S 189 near Heber

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UPDATE 09:50 PM – The stretch of U.S. Highway 189 that has been closed since early afternoon is now open again. Firefighters continue to battle for control of the fire but air operations have ceased for the evening allowing the road to reopen.

UPDATE 08:39 PM – The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office says the Deer Creek Fires is now grown to 85 acres and is 5% contained. There are a total of 50 firefighters working to control the fire. U.S. Highway 189 remains closed at this time.

UPDATE 06:57 PM – Utah Highway Patrol has issued an update about the road closures related to the Deer Creek Fire. Highway 189 remains closed between mile marker 16 and 25. Officials say the road is closed for safety because of the helicopter crews flying over the area to drop water on the fire. People are advised to avoid the area.

UPDATE 05:50:00 pm – The fire is now estimated to be 50 acres, and has been named the Deer Creek Fire.

A wildfire has broken out near Heber. Here’s what we know so far:

A brush fire is burning on the south side of U.S. 189. The road has been closed. Roads affected are: US 189, SR 113, US 40 1-80 and I-15.

We will update this story as more information becomes available

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