Human-caused fire near Heber grows to 500 acres, officials say

Utah Wildfires

UPDATE 07/18: The voluntary evacuation order for residents near the Big Hollow Fire has been lifted.

UPDATE 07/17: Officials report the Big Hollow Fire is now burning about 500 acres Friday morning. Any mandatory evacuations were lifted Thursday at 11:30 pm. Voluntary evacuations remain in effect on Little Sweden road from Highway 40 to Daniels Road.


UPDATE: 9:30 p.m Precautionary evacuations have been ordered for Little Sweden Road. Fire is an estimated 300 acres.

UPDATE: As of 8:30 p.m. fire officials say the Big Hollow Fire is moving in the direction of Daniel. Fire activity is minimal; and it’s backing slowly down a hill. There still aren’t any structures being threatened.

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Fire crews are responding to a new fire burning in Wasatch County.

It’s being called the Big Hollow Fire, it started burning just south of Heber City on Thursday afternoon, the fire has grown to 80 acres so far.

According to Utah Fire info, multiple agencies are responding. No evacuations are in place and no structures are currently threatened. Fire officials confirmed the fire was human-caused, and an on-going investigation is underway.


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