Police & Fire

BREAKING: Evacuations underway for East Canyon Fire burning along Highway 66 in Morgan County

UPDATE 2:13 p.m. – Fire has grown to 100 acres and 10 homes have been evacuated.

UPDATE: 1:37 p.m. – Evacuations on the south side of Highway 66 are underway.

MORGAN COUNTY, Utah. — The East Canyon wildfire is burning along Highway 66 in Morgan County. The fire is running northeast heading towards Summit County and is located to the west of East Canyon reservoir, “it’s just below the dam,” said Morgan County Fire Marshal, Dave Rich. A helicopter and Forest Service teams are on the scene.

The fire was reported to have started around 9:30 this morning and is currently 50 acres in size and growing rapidly. 

The Fire Danger Level in Summit County is now HIGH and a Red Flag warning is in effect for the greater Summit County area through midnight June 8 (for fire weather zones 479 and 480, the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains). A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or are imminent. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

The East Canyon Fire smoke, as seen from Kimball Junction.
The East Canyon Fire smoke, as seen from Kimball Junction at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, June 8. Photo: TownLift

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