Winds Fuel Utah Wildfire as Residents Ordered to Evacuate

A wildfire in Carbon County, Utah, reached 4,706 acres and was at zero percent containment on Friday, June 11, after nearby residents were ordered to evacuate on Thursday afternoon.

The fire started near the town of Scofield on June 4 and has now forced the evacuation of 100 seasonal homes in Aspen Cove due to “extreme fire behavior and forecasted winds” that were expected to move the fire toward the area.

This video shared by Idaho’s Gooding Fire District shows large plumes of smoke blowing in strong winds. “Everyone is in a safety zone,” the district wrote in a caption. “There is a subdivision south next to a lake that is being evacuated.” Credit: Gooding Fire District via Storyful

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