Evacuation and closure orders are still in place.
*** PRESS RELEASE/FIRE UPDATE *** September 14, 2018: The Pole Creek Fire in Juab County continues to grow and expand in Utah County. Several road closures and mandatory evacuation orders are still in place. As of early today, September 14, 2018, the fire is about 54,000 acres in size and is estimated to be only 2% contained. The website below gives more specific information go the website listed below. To receive information specific to your area, register with your city or county for Everbridge alerts and emergency notifications. And for updates related to where you live follow your city Facebook or other social media page or the Utah County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. You may also follow Sergeant Spencer Cannon’s Twitter account @SGTCannonPIO.
The following evacuations and closures are still in place:
-Santaquin Canyon in closed.
-Payson Canyon is closed.
-Nebo Loop Road at SR-132 in Nephi Canyon is closed.
-US Highway 89, in Spanish Fork Canyon, is closed from mile 312, at Thistle Junction, to mile 298, at the Utah /Sanpete County line.
-MANDATORY EVACUATION STILL IN EFFECT:
-All residents living along US HWY-89 in the area from Nebo Creek to Thistle Junction.
-All residents in Covered Bridge community near the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon.
-All residents living in the cities of Woodland Hills and Elk Ridge.
-For residents in these areas who have urgent need to get to their home (For medications or to remove pets or livestock, for example), access points are set up at 11200 S Woodland Hills Drive for Woodland Hills, and 11200 S Loafer Canyon Road and 11200 S Elk Ridge Drive (1600 West) for Elk Ridge. Access to Covered Bridge may not be available because of ongoing fire operations. A Deputy will escort those who have these needs.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff’s Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO
For details about fire size and condition refer to the following website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6199/