Residents near a massive wildfire in Duchesne County may soon find out whether their homes were destroyed.
The Dollar Ridge Fire did not spread on Monday, holding to 52,068 acres burned. It was 45 percent contained Monday night, with most of the progress near communities at the western end of the fire, near Strawberry Reservoir, Fox 13 reported.
Firefighters will move on to the southern edge of the fire, which covers rough terrain, said Phyllis Ashmead, spokeswoman for the USDA Forest Service.
In a community meeting Monday night, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox told residents the fire control efforts were costing about $1 million per day.
On Tuesday, crews will meet with residents who own property inside the fire zone to disclose which areas were burned and which were spared.
“Sad part is, we still have evacuees that don’t know, yet,” Cox said. “They don’t know if their home made it or didn’t make it. And that’s the hardest part.”
The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office said the area south of Currant Creek River to the ridge of Currant Creek Mountain will reopen to residents only on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.