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Utah Wildfire Updates

The Cottonwood Trail Fire burned an estimated 3,000 acres in Washington County on Sunday evening. Evacuations were ordered and later lifted for Harrisburg; homes in the Angel Heights subdivision west of I-15 in Leeds remained evacuated as of 10:15 p.m. and the Silver Reef subdivision was threatened.

The Red Cross opened a cooling and evacuation center located at the Washington County Fairgrounds Grafton Building in Hurricane, for anyone affected by the fire.

Drivers in Washington County experienced congestion and delays as the freeway reopened after being closed while crews battle the blaze, according to UDOT.

Drivers can check updates on the UDOT Traffic app or visit the Utah Wildfire Info website.

Big Hollow fire was reported to be at 85% containment Sunday afternoon, fire officials reported on Twitter.

At last update, the Big Hollow fire had burned 418 acres. The fire, which started on Thursday, is under investigation and believed to be human-caused.


At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.