Mandatory evacuations spread in Wasatch and Duchesne Counties as Dollar Ridge Fire grows
(UPDATE 9:16 p.m. Wednesday) — The Dollar Ridge Fire has jumped across Highway 40 and is now burning on the north side of the road. Authorities in Duchesne County issued a pre-evacuation notice for residents from Currant Creek to Upper Red Creek Road. The Duchesne County Sheriff's Office is advising residents in those areas to be prepared to evacuate.
(KUTV) — The Wasatch County Sheriff's Office has issued mandatory evacuations for several areas in the eastern portion of the county as the Dollar Ridge Fire continues to grow.
A Facebook post from Wasatch County Emergency Management indicated all occupants of 40 Dam Acres, Pine Hollow and Aspen Grove campground and marina are to evacuate immediately.
These areas were under advised evacuations since Tuesday night, but the new order is for mandatory.
"We need all the citizens in these areas to please evacuate immediately due to the fire changing direction," Emergency officials said in a Facebook post.
Wasatch County Sheriff's officials said a mobile command unit is en route to the area to control the evacuated area.
Search and Rescue teams were at the evacuation point to assist deputies.
A 2News crew at the evacuation point saw several residents leaving the area with trailers around 5 p.m.
Fire officials estimate the size of the Dollar Ridge Fire is now over 40,000 acres. Several areas of Duchesne County were previously evacuated. Sheriff's Officials released a map of the evacuations area in Duchesne County.
The flames shifted north at just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday and were about 300 yards from Highway 40, near a rest stop at the Wasatch-Duchesne County line.