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'Alaskan Fire' shuts down traffic in Ogden canyon

Posted at 7:15 PM, Jul 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-14 22:46:08-04

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.

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.

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.

This is a developing story, follow and watch FOX 13 for updates.