Fire in Utah ski resort town doubles overnight, more firefighters arrive
BRIAN HEAD, Utah (AP) —
The entire town of Brian Head, Utah, is under evacuation as a 957-acre man-made wildfire threatens the mountain community.
The fire grew overnight from 500 to 957 acres despite showing slow movement. It is still zero percent contained.
One home has been lost and another sustained damage from the blaze Saturday evening. Multiple home and the Parowan Valley watershed area are being threatened, according to a news release.
"Firefighter's first priority is public and firefighter safety," a news release from the U.S. Forest Service said. "They are working to protect structures and homes in the area."
Some 750 residents and visitors were evacuated shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. Many of the visitors from locations such as California and Nevada were left wondering when they could return to collect their belongings.
The fire is continuing to show active behavior including crowing, spotting and torching as flames come dangerously close to homes.