34 homes in Pleasant Grove evacuated as crews battle new wildfire

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Flames spread above Battle Creek Canyon in Pleasant Grove on late Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Officials said early Sunday that 34 homes have been evacuated as crews continued to fight the new wildfire.

Flames spread above Battle Creek Canyon in Pleasant Grove on late Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Officials said early Sunday that 34 homes have been evacuated as crews continued to fight the new wildfire. | Yukai Peng, Deseret News

PLEASANT GROVE — Evacuations remained in place Sunday morning for 34 homes in Pleasant Grove as crews continued to fight a new wildfire, officials said.

The Battle Creek 2 Fire ignited about 8:15 p.m. Saturday above Battle Creek Canyon. As of Sunday morning, the blaze was estimated at 100 acres with 0% containment reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

“Even early in the morning the fire activity is already high and progressive. Evacuation orders were made and fire crews worked long through the night and will continue to try their best to suppress the fire today,” the Utah County Fire Department tweeted.

Though some residents remain evacuated, no homes are threatened as crews have been working to redirect the fire away from them, firefighters said.

Fire officials asked the public to stay out of the area and not fly any drones, as they would deter the air attack against the fire.

The blaze is the second reported wildfire in the area within the last four weeks. The first Battle Creek Fire ignited in mid-August.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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