Tragedy strikes in Utah as wildfire rips through the state near the Brian Head area. Over 43,436 acres has been destroyed with thousands of Utah residents forced to abandon their homes.
Unfortunately, the heavy wind conditions are causing the fire to spread further than was originally anticipated and Utah is facing a state crisis.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 26, 2017
According to local authorities the communities of Panguitch Lake, Horse Valley, Beaver Dam, Castle Valley, Blue Springs, Rainbow Meadows, Mammoth Creek, Dry Lakes, Second Left Hand Canyon, and Brian Head were evacuated.
What a trying time for the entire community!
All locals and visitors have been advised to drive with caution or avoid the area where possible.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 26, 2017
Tell Me Now reports:
Officials in Utah are battling an out-of-control wildfire that has destroyed 43,436 acres, forcing thousands of residents from their homes.
The fire, near the Brian Heard area of Utah, has devastated parts of southern Utah, and heavy winds are causing the it to spread even further.