"Clay Springs Fire grows to 30,000 acres
OAK CITY, Millard County, Utah — Oak City residents were able to return to their homes Thursday morning after the fast-moving Clay Springs Fire forced them to evacuate Wednesday. However, authorities say a wind shift could have them out again.
The Richfield Interagency Fire Center says the fire sparked in Clay Springs Canyon nearly five miles south of Oak City and has raged on, pushed by gusting winds. As of Thursday afternoon, the blaze has burned an estimated 30,000 acres and has no containment.
Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker says that the town of Leamington may be threatened as the fire heads in that direction. He says evacuation orders may come soon while reverse 911 calls were made to warn the some 400 residents there.
“We notified them by reverse 911 and contacted some of the leadership in the community through the phone trees and different things to keep people notified and up-to-date,” said Dekker.
One cabin was destroyed and three maintenance sheds were damaged from the fire.
“We got damage to several other areas, some minor damage to some homes, but we only had one loss,” said Dekker. “The firefighters did a tremendous job. There’s no other way to put it.”
Residents of both Oak City and Fool Creek had to leave their homes on Wednesday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Oak City residents have been allowed back into their homes, but they are told to remain on standby in case they need to be re-evacuated.
Evacuees are told to relocate to the LDS Stake Center in Delta (126 Whitesage Ave.).
A type 2 team was called in to help Millard County and state forestry crews fight the fire."
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