Two wildfires cause evacuations in Millard County

Officials estimate the blazes have burned nearly 2000 acres.

(Utah Fire Info) The Halfway Hill Fire has burned over 100 acres southeast of Fillmore and caused evacuations at the nearby Virginia Hills subdivision.

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Two new wildfires have burned nearly 2000 acres and caused evacuations in Millard County, fire officials said Friday.

The Dry Creek Fire, which is located east of Oak City, ignited Friday and caused evacuations in Oak City Canyon, which are still in place. The blaze sparked due to human causes and has now burned about 900 acres, according to a Saturday morning news release.

Officials closed the Oak Creek, Dry Creek, and Fool Creek roads in the area due to firefighting efforts, according to Utah Fire Info.

The Halfway Hill Fire also ignited Friday in Millard County, southeast of Fillmore, and has burned 800-1000 acres so far, officials said Friday night. Due to the fire’s rapid growth, the Millard County Sheriff’s Office ordered evacuations for the Virginia Hills subdivision southeast of Fillmore.