Evacuation order lifted on Uintah Fire

Officials say fire is 85 percent contained

WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - UPDATE: The evacuation order due to the Uintah Fire was lifted as of 7 p.m. Thursday, September 7. Fire officials say all evacuees can return home. 
As of Friday, Sept. 8th the fire is 85% contained.
 
Fire crews will remain working in the neighborhoods for the next 10 days. 

Officials have given residents the following instructions: 
  1. Residents must have a "ready bag" so that they can leave their home in 30 minutes if the need arises.
  2. Road blocks will be in place until 6 a.m. allowing residents only. (Proof of address will be required for entry.)
  3. Residents must get registered with CodeRed for notifications. 

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As firefighters continue to battle the Uintah Fire, some of the people living in Weber County continue to wait for the all clear to get back into their homes. Officials fear the brush in the area could reignite flames.
 
Rachelle Handley, Spokesperson for the U.S. Forest Service said crews had to extinguish one hot spot overnight.
 
"There was a railroad tie that was a part of the landscaping near a home. That did flare up and it started to burn. It was caught last night and put out, which is a reminder of what we have the evacuation order in place," said Handley. "Had that not been caught, the home could have also caught fire."
 
As of this article, the fire has burned 619 acres and is 70 percent contained. 
 
Evacuation orders have been lifted for the following areas off of Woodland Drive:
 
Osmond Drive, 6025 South to 2850 East, Melanie Lane, Spring Canyon Road, 2900 East to 2925 East and Bybee to Wallace.
 
Evacuation orders are still in place for the following areas off of Combe Drive:
 
6500 South, 6425 South, the intersection of Wallace, and from Bybee Street and beyond is still closed.
 
The fire is said to be human-caused but is still under investigation.
 
"We do have some ideas on what started the fire but that is still being researched and investigated just to make sure we have the correct determination on what caused the fire," explained Handley.
 
The Dee Events Center is serving as the evacuation center. People can go there for help and shelter.


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