ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Utah Wildfires Map 2012 worsened today as the Seeley Fire widened. The Utah wildfires brought good news to Scofield residents after their evacuation order was lifted Sunday. But elsewhere, the Seeley Fire fight continued to burn Monday.
On Sunday, mandatory evacuation order for Scofield Town residents were lifted for full time residents. But elsewhere, Clear Creek residents remain on mandatory evacuation today. Skyline and Horizon Coal Mines were also approved to return to service.
But in a news briefing today, Incident Commander John Philbin says the fire is still only ten percent contained. Over four hundred sixty firefighters are trying to keep this fire at twenty-three thousand acres. But Philbin told news that the fire is currently fifteen miles northwest of Huntington today.
Officials warn news that the difficult terrain is making this fire’s growth potential today as high. Mandatory evacuation orders still remain in place for Electric Lake area, Scofield, Clear Creek, Hiawatha, the Girl Scout Camp and other youth camps are currently under protective evacuation order today. For this and other fire updates, click HERE. For the latest fire map for the Seeley Fire, click HERE.
Officials warn news that “significant challenges to suppressing the fire are being presented with single-digit humidities at high elevations, high temperatures and variable winds.” A further news briefing is expected midday today.