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Evacuations in Layton lifted as Snoqualmie Fire remains at zero containment

Posted at 10:25 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 10:22:59-04

LAYTON, Utah — All evacuation orders in the area near the Snoqualmie Fire were lifted Tuesday night.

Evacuations of 1850 North, Maxine Drive, 3300 East and Boulder Drive in Layton were lifted around 11 a.m., while Fernwood Dr., Fernwood Cir. and Snoqualmie Dr. remained closed.

Fire officials estimated the fire at 117 acres and 0 percent containment as of Tuesday evening.

The Snoqualmie Fire broke out above Highway 89 and Antelope Drive just before 10 p.m. Monday, incident commanders said.

Between 100 and 120 homes were evacuated. Firefighters said those homes have not been threatened and the evacuations are out of an abundance of caution.

An evacuation center is in place at Mountain View Baptist Church at 2585 East Highway 89.

Michael Smauldon, American Red Cross of Utah, said a few people have stopped by during the night but many haven't stayed long. He said most people who come by want information about the status of the fire.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.