Wildfire starts in Pole Canyon, near Santaquin

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Update 9/7: The fire is visible from I-15 and is drawing a lot of attention from drivers around mile marker 240. Authorities are saying that this is creating an unsafe situation and remind drivers that it is unlawful to make a non-emergency stop on the interstate.

SANTAQUIN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Firefighters are battling a new wildfire in Southern Utah County east of Santaquin.

The Williams Fire is burning in Pole Canyon, and is estimated to have already scorched around 400 acres. Dozens of firefighters are fighting the blaze from the ground while choppers are dropping water by air, and more resources are on the way.

According to a post on the Santaquin City Fire/EMS Facebook page, it is an active brush fire up Pole Canyon in the Meadows area. Santaquin crew are working with other local, state and federal agencies to control the blaze.

Fire officials say Pole Canyon is closed because access is limited and for the safety of fire crews we would ask that you stay away from the area and do your fire observation from a distance.”

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