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Canal Fire containment fails, forcing evacuations in Millard County

Jun 28, 2020, 3:18 PM | Updated: 3:37 pm

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Source: UtahFireInfo.gov

OAK CITY, Utah — Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox announced the Canal Fire burning in Millard County has escaped its containment due to strong winds, forcing officials to evacuate Fool Creek and Leamington. 

Late Saturday, officials said they considered the Canal Fire 100% contained. But winds whipped up overnight Saturday and into Sunday, spreading the flames outside of the containment area. 

According to state fire managers, the Canal Fire was about 450 acres as of Saturday night. It was burning near Oak City, northwest of Scipio and east of Delta in Millard County. 

This story will be updated. 

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Canal Fire containment fails, forcing evacuations in Millard County