WEBER COUNTY, Utah — The Alaskan fire, which started Wednesday evening, has shut down traffic in Ogden Canyon.
Ogden Canyon road is closed in both directions from the mouth of the canyon to Pineview reservoir. The fire is buring on the South side of the road in steep rugged terrain, making it difficult for crews to fight the fire.
The fire is estimated at 2.5 acres as of 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. Structures were threatened at the first update but are no longer threatened.
The #AlaskanFire is estimated at 2.5 acres. No evacuations, structures no longer threatened. Ogden Canyon Rd is closed both directions from the mouth of the canyon to Pineview Reservoir. It is burning on the south side of road on the north slope in steep, rugged terrain. #ffslkw— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) July 15, 2021
State Route 39 in Ogden canyon is closed between mileposts nine and 14 as crews work to contain the extinguish the fire. It is unknown when the road will open again.
Fire affecting roadway— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) July 15, 2021
SR-39 at MP 9 (Ogden Canyon), Weber Co.
Temp Closed between milepost 9 and 14
For updates: https://t.co/jaVMw7vcLm
Over 9,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers are also facing power outages in the area. According to their power outage map, estimated restoration is sometime before 1 a.m. Thursday.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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