Rain causes flooding in wildfire burn scar areas in Tooele County, Spanish Fork Canyon

Evacuations near Stockton lifted
Posted at 10:00 PM, Aug 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-14 20:25:55-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Rainstorms throughout Friday and Saturday have resulted in flooding in at least two burn scar areas from wildfires in Utah.

Residents of Stockton told FOX 13 News Saturday that the burn scar from the Jacob City Fire, which burned more than 4,000 acres last month in Tooele County, was experiencing floods.

Evacuations were ordered but have since been lifted for residents at the mouth of Soldier Canyon, according to the Stockton Police Department.

Police said Soldier Canyon Road was shut down, and Bureau of Land Management officials reported that Bald Mountain Road was also closed.

"Soldier Canyon will remain closed until County Roads Crews can clear and asses the damage to the roads. Please do not go up soldier canyon until the canyon has been reopened," Stockton Police wrote in a Facebook post.

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Mud, water and debris from flash flooding near the Jacob City Fire burn scar in Tooele County.

Meanwhile in Spanish Fork Canyon, officials said Mill Fork was running high with water and debris on Saturday. Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff's Office said this was near the burn scar area of the 2018 Coal Hollow Fire. There have not yet been reports of road closures on U.S. Highway 6, which runs through the canyon.

Flooding near the same burn scar also resulted in a large amount of water and debris Friday in Dairy Fork.

This article will be updated as the situation develops and as more information becomes available.