UPDATE: 07/21/20: State fire officials report the Pole Canyon is 100% contained.
UPDATE: 7/19/20: The Pole Canyon Fire is 93 percent contained. As of Sunday morning, the fire transitioned to a Type 4 Incident Management Team.
UPDATE: 7/18/20: According to officials, the Pole Canyon Fire is experiencing erratic and swirling winds. The winds are causing highly visible dust devils on interior portions of the fire. The dust devils look like new smoke from the fire but are not. Authorities ask that people do not call to report the dust devils. Fire fighters are still on scene.
UPDATE: 7/16/20: Crews working on the Pole Canyon Fire say they will work to secure the perimeter of the fire and increase containment Friday. Officials say they are having success with aerial attack assisting firefighters on the ground. Hot, dry conditions continue to persist.
UPDATE: 7/16/20: Fire officials report the fire is 30% contained and remains at 488 acres with no new growth Thursday morning. A crew will remain on scene to monitor overnight behavior.
UPDATE 9:30 p.m. Fire officials continue to work towards battling the Pole Canyon Fire, it is currently mapped at 488 acres, and 0% contained.
#PoleCanyonFire Update: Mapped at 488 acres, 0% contained. A few resources will remain on scene to monitor the fire overnight. A Type 3 incident management team will assume command of the fire tomorrow morning. #ffslkw— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) July 16, 2020
UTAH COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Multiple agencies are responding to new fire in Utah County Wednesday afternoon that officials say is 300 acres and “growing rapidly.”
State fire officials say the Pole Canyon Fire is burning south of the White Hills subdivision and Cedar Fort in the northwest part of Utah County. Multiple ground and air resources have been dispatched to the scene.
The fire has prompted an evacuation advisory for some residents in nearby Eagle Mountain. Eagle Mountain City officials say residents in White Hills neighborhood should be prepared in case of any changes in the fire’s direction.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but state fire official have reported an uptick in human-caused fires in recent weeks. The are several wildland fires currently burning across the state including the Turkey Farm Road and Veyo West fires in southern Utah.
This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.