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Residents briefly evacuated due to ‘Maine Fire’ burning in Uintah County

Posted at 6:32 PM, Jul 03, 2018

UINTAH COUNTY, Utah - Evacuations were ordered briefly Tuesday evening for a fire named the Maine Fire, which was burning in Uintah County just north of Vernal.

The fire occurred near the Vernal Rod and Gun Club, the Uintah County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet Tuesday evening.

Residents near the Old Power Plant Road on Taylor Mountain Road and houses off of 3000 North and 2500 West in Vernal were ordered to evacuate.

Shortly after evacuations were ordered, sheriff officials said that residents were allowed to return to their homes, but roads would remain closed in the area of the fire.

The Uintah County Sheriff's Department had not released a cause of the fire at the time of this report.

A map of where the fire was burning Tuesday can be seen below:

Maine Fire
Courtesy Great Basin Coordination Center
July 3, 2018

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