ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Dump Fire map 2012 is prompting new Utah wildfires concerns tonight. The Dump Fire is striking the region near Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain in Utah. Officials have now set up an evacuation center as new warnings have been issued to local residents.
An evacuation center was set up today June 22, 2012 as the fire spread. The evacuation is located Westlake High School at 99 North Thunder Boulevard in Saratoga Springs, a news statement indicated tonight.
Officials warn that the fire, which erupted yesterday, has now grown to four thousand acres. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Cami Lee tells news tonight that mandatory evacuations remain in place for roughly eight thousand residents.
Saratoga Springs residents tonight are being told by local news of a new emergency telephone hotline. The number is (801) 766-6503. Eagle Mountain residents have their own hotline as well, officials tell news tonight. That number is (801) 789-6600.
Interagency Fire Center spokeswoman Teresa Rigby told news today that no structural damage has occurred. But the fire has gotten as close as a half mile from homes.
Officials will dispatch four hundred additional firefighters Saturday. Jim Tracy tells news that the addition will deploy within a type II incident management team and will join the existing two hundred firefighters on scene. The effort is being aided by four water helicopters and one dumping air tanker equipment with fire retardant.
As of this evening, mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Saratoga Hills, Eagle Top, Kiowa Valley, Stillwater and Jacobs Ranch subdivisions, and home south of Pony Express Parkway and east to Redwood Road. Voluntary evacuations are in place for the Silver Lake subdivision. Below is both a fire and evacuation map.
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