NewsLocal News

Actions

Campers evacuated due to wildfire in Summit County

117807360_3255831601170379_3320594249224267710_n.jpg
EffqyxsUYAA7itd.jfif
EffqxtBUEAALUGi.jfif
118118627_3255830264503846_6984810677396732377_n.jpg
117949547_3255830287837177_145881108635816458_n.jpg
Posted at 4:46 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 02:08:10-04

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — People camping in the area of Mirror Lake Highway in Summit County are being evacuated as crews work to contain a wildfire.

The "Shingle Creek Fire" is estimated at 20-30 acres as of Saturday around 4:30 p.m. It is burning in the "Norway Flat" area on the north side of the highway (State Route 150) near milepost 11.

Multiple ground and air firefighting resources are being deployed, and search and rescue teams are also working to track down hikers and hunters in the area.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office has also asked everyone to avoid the highway to allow fire crews better access.

The blaze was caused by a car fire, according to SCSO Lt. Andrew Wright.

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