WILDFIRE

UPDATE: The Halfway Hill Fire is now 7,958 acres in size

Jul 8, 2022, 4:05 PM | Updated: Jul 11, 2022, 7:46 am

Two fires sparked in Millard County, Utah Friday afternoon. Pictured above is the blaze near Fillmo...

Two fires sparked in Millard County, Utah Friday afternoon. Pictured above is the blaze near Fillmore, Utah. Photo Credit: Lance Hope.

Update: July 10, 2022 4:27 p.m.

Utah Fire Info says the Halfway Hill Fire is now 7,958 acres.

At this time, the Virginia Hills subdivision is still under an evacuation order, but fire managers and the Millard County Sheriff are working to have residents return to their homes as soon as possible.

Update: July 10, 2022 1:06 p.m.

Four suspects have been arrested in connection to the Halfway Hill Fire. Investigations into the fire’s origin led to a confirmation that the fire originated from a campsite.

Further investigation led to the four suspects being identified and contacted. They admitted to recreating in the area, unintentionally starting the fire, and then leaving the site after attempting to extinguish the flames.

The group also admitted to being concerned that the Halfway Hill Fire was a result of their campfire. None of the four individuals called fire or law enforcement prior to the investigation.

Update: July 8, 2022 9:36 p.m.

According to Utah Fire Info, air resources are working to slow the spread of the Halfway Hill Fire. Due to red flag conditions and limited accessibility, air resources have played a significant part in suppressing the fire. The fire is currently at 425 acres. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Resources for the Dry Creek Fire includes 15 area fire departments, according to Utah Fire Info. Additionally, three helicopters are also assisting in this blaze. 

Utah Fire Info says additional resources are on the way to this fire, which stands at 1,200 acres. 

Our previous reporting

MILLARD COUNTY, Utah — UPDATE: Evacuations have been ordered for the Virginia Hills Subdivision near Fillmore.

According to Utah Fire Info, the Millard County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation order for the Virginia Hills subdivision, just southeast of Fillmore.

Our original coverage: Multiple fires sparked in Millard County Friday afternoon.

Dry Creek Fire in Oak City Canyon

The Dry Creek Fire started east of Oak City, Utah, according to Utah Fire info.

Utah Fire Info says the blaze is growing rapidly, estimated to be 100-plus acres.

Kayli Yardley with Utah Fire Info says an evacuation order has been issued for campsites in the area. No homes have been evacuated at this time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but is believed to be human-caused.

Halfway Hill Fire in Fillmore

According to Utah Fire Info, the Halfway Hill Fire is located southeast of Fillmore.

The fire is estimated to be burning 30-plus acres.

Fire personnel is on the scene. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Chandler Holt contributed to this report.

Related stories

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Wildfire

A snow-dusted peak in the Manti-La Sal National Forest...

Mariah Maynes

Manti-La Sal National Forest officials announce prescribed burns

Forest fire officials announced three prescribed burns for areas within the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

1 day ago

Wildfire Academy students dig a handline, Monday, March 11, 2024, in Prescott, Ariz. Forecasters ar...

TY ONEIL Associated Press

U.S. wildfires are prompting changes in firefighting workforce

Forecasters are warning that the potential for wildfires will be above normal in some areas across the United States over the coming months as temperatures rise and rain becomes sparse.

14 days ago

texas wildfires...

Associated Press

Wildfire grows into one of largest in Texas history as flames menace multiple small towns

Known as the Smokehouse Creek Fire, the largest blaze expanded to more than 1,300 square miles and jumped into parts of neighboring Oklahoma.

2 months ago

After starting the new year with poor air quality, Utah may finally be able to take a breath and fi...

Heather Peterson

New black carbon sensor is more portable but just as accurate, study finds

A new study from the University of Utah finds that recently released black carbon new units are just as accurate in detecting black carbon, but they are more portable and affordable.

2 months ago

Cane toads produce poison in large glands perched on their shoulders that's fatal for some animals....

Hilary Whiteman, CNN

This warty, toxic pest threatens entire ecosystems. These scientists have a secret weapon

Originally Published: 19 JAN 24 18:42 ET Updated: 19 JAN 24 21:50 ET Brisbane, Australia (CNN) — On the edge of a dark, suburban park in Brisbane, teams of volunteer toad-catchers gather around Gary King as he shoves another squirming specimen into a cooler box. “Who’s got some more?” asks King, a local leader of […]

3 months ago

When officials arrived at the scene of a housefire in Deweyville in the overnight hours of March 7,...

Curt Gresseth

Firefighters’ chili cook-off raises money for burn camp and survivors

A Utah firefighter and a burn survivor talk about an upcoming chili cook-off to support a burn camp program.

6 months ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

UPDATE: The Halfway Hill Fire is now 7,958 acres in size