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Evacuations issued for Bryce Woodlands Estates due to Left Fork Fire

Jun 21, 2022, 7:27 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:31 am

On Friday, fire officials managing the Left Fork Fire announced residents of Bryce Woodlands Estate...

On Friday, fire officials managing the Left Fork Fire announced residents of Bryce Woodlands Estate would be allowed to return home on Saturday. Photo credit: Kane County Sheriff's Office.

KANE COUNTY, Utah — Fire officials managing the Left Fork Fire in Kane County recommended an evacuation of the Bryce Woodlands Estates on Tuesday.

In a posting on Facebook, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office said due to increased wind and fire behavior, the blaze has jumped the fire line on the southwest corner.

The Kane County Sheriff’s Office also states this decision is a precaution for individuals close to the fire. 

Alan Alldredge, of the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, said they put out the initial evacuation request around noon on Tuesday.

Furthermore, he said there are 300 properties that are being impacted by the evacuation. Of those properties, Alldredge said 100 have cabins or other structures on them, and only 20 people have been evacuated.

However, Alldredge said there were several construction workers in the area that also had to be evacuated. 

Bryce Woodland Estates

Emergency personnel from Kane County were at Bryce Woodlands Estates on Tuesday, notifying residents and assisting them to get out.

The fire is just south of the border of Kane and Garfield counties. It’s six to seven miles east of Highway 89. 

Alldredge says he doesn’t how long the evacuations will last. However, no structures have burned thus far, and there have been no injuries reported.

In the area of Bryce Woodland Estates, Alldredge told KSL NewsRadio there are some really tight canyons.

If emergency personnel had waited until the fire had gotten closer, they would not have been able to notify all the properties. 

He said fire officials were trying to forecast the fire. 

As of Tuesday morning, Utah Fire Info reported the Left Fork Fire was mapped at 3,009 acres and was 5% contained. 

Road and trail closures were also announced Tuesday as a result of the Left Fork Fire. 

 

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Evacuations issued for Bryce Woodlands Estates due to Left Fork Fire