Crews continue to fight Halfway Hill Fire, as new fire ignites in Utah County

Jul 14, 2022, 10:00 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:29 am

The Halfway Hill Fire continues to build in central Utah near Fillmore. Photo credit: Utah Fire Info.

MILLARD COUNTY, Utah — The Halfway Hill Fire continues to burn in central Utah as fire crews continue to their battle to extinguish the fire that started on Friday, July 8.

Halfway Hill Fire

In an update Thursday evening, officials say the Halfway Hill Fire is 15% contained and has burned 11,637 acres.

According to Utah Fire Info, cooler weather and cover from the clouds slowed the movement of the fire on Thursday.

Fire officials have called for a community meeting at the North Park Pavilion in Fillmore at 7 p.m. The meeting will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Updates on other fires

Utah Fire Info reports things were quiet on the front of the Jacob City Fire in Tooele County.

Utah Fire Info also reports that heavy rain hit the fire area for parts of Wednesday. As of Wednesday, the fire had burned 4,185 acres and was 28% contained.

New fire

Utah Fire Info reported Thursday the startup of a new fire. The Hill Fire is located north of Highway 6 and west of the Billies Mountain in Utah County.

As of Thursday evening, the fire had burned 20 acres and was 20% contained. Utah Fire Info says lightning may have been the cause of the blaze.

Hill Fire

Hill Fire started Thursday near Highway 6 in Utah County. As of Thursday evening, the fire was 20% contained. Photo credit: Air Attack (courtesy of Utah Fire Info)

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Crews continue to fight Halfway Hill Fire, as new fire ignites in Utah County