Saratoga Springs

Environment & Public Lands
5:37 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Wildfire Forces Thousands to Evacuate Homes

Image by arbyreed / Creative Commons via flickr

A wildfire continues to burn Friday evening in Western Utah County near Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain.  Mandatory evacuations have forced thousands of people out of their homes. Sergeant Spencer Cannon is a Public Information Officer with the Utah County Sheriff Department. He says that officers have been going to door to door, telling people they need to leave.

“Of course people don’t like doing that, but we’ll increase patrols in the area and make sure homes are protected,” said Cannon.

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