Entire town of Brian Head is being evacuated due to a fire

Highway 143 is closed in both directions

[UPDATE 6/22]

Thursday morning crews said the fire doubled in size overnight. It is now at 10,590 acres thanks to strong winds. Evacuations for Brian Head, Clear Creek, Horse Valley, and Beaver Dam remain in place.

Incident Commander, Tim Roide, said this extreme fire behavior is "unprecedented".

[UPDATE 6/21]

Wednesday evening crews confirmed the fire had grown to 5,000 acres and remains at 15% containment. Evacuations have been issued for Clear Creek, Beaver Dam and Horse Valley areas. The Utah Red Cross is assisting the evacuees. 

BRIAN HEAD TOWN, Utah (ABC4)-The entire town of Brian Head was evacuated after a fire burned nearly 350 acres near the town. All 86 residents are being evacuated to Cedar City. 

The fire has shut down Highway 143 in both directions. 

Officials suspect the fire was caused by humans, said Mike Milton, the Area Fire Management Officer for the Division of Forestry and State Land in Southwest Utah. 

Brian Head Ski Resort hasn't been threatened by the fire. 

No structures are being threatened. No injuries have occurred. 

This page will update with more information as details become available. 


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