**Updated at 12:23 p.m. 6/28/12**Seeley Mountain Fire Still at 15,000 Acres, Evacuation Notices Still in Effect


**Updated at 12:23 p.m. June 28, 2012**

A morning report by KSL-TV in Salt Lake City stated the Seeley Mountain Fire was 15% contained, but according to Carbon County Deputy Sheriff Wally Hendricks the fire remains at “zero containment on the Clear Creek End.”

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9:20 a.m., 6/28/12:

“The good news is there is no big news,” said Carbon County Deputy Sheriff Wally Hendricks when reached by etv10news.com.

Hendricks said a Type 2 Fire Team is getting ready now and that their goal is “full suppression and fight it really, really hard.”

The fire is still at approximately 15,000 acres, according to Hendricks. There have been no reported injuries or structure loss.

Hendricks also reported all evacuations are still in place.


The Seeley Mountain fire has reportedly scorched at least 15,000 acres and is at zero containment, said Carbon County Deputy Sheriff Wally Hendricks.

Winds are holding steady at 12-15 mph with gusts around 20. The latest report came in atВ approximatelyВ 11:45 a.m. and officials are awaiting another report from fire officials once their aircraft lands.

AllВ evacuationВ notices are still in effect.

Original story:

A mandatory evacuation notice was issued early Wednesday in Hiawatha, Clear Creek, and Wattis as the Seeley Mountain fire in Huntington Canyon continues to rage.

A mandatory evacuation notice has been sent to Scofield residents as well. SR 96 has also been closed from the junction of Highway 6 to Scofield. All campers have been evacuated as well.

At last count Tuesday night, the fire had consumed more than 600 acres. Today, that number has exploded to a reported 9,000.

According to a press release from the Manti-La Sal National Forest Supervisor’s Office, the wildfire has evacuated campers in the canyon as well as Gentry Mountain, North Skyline Drive, and the north Miller’s Flat area.

State Road 31 from Fairview to Huntington was closed to traffic until about 7:30 p.m. when the Sanpete Sheriff’s Office opened Fairview Canyon to allow west-bound travelers to evacuate,” the release stated.

The release continued, “Crews salvaged artifacts from the 1930’s era Historic Stuart Guard Station, which serves as a museum and information center in the canyon. As of 10 p.m. Tuesday night, the station had not been damaged.”

Around 100 girls were evacuated from a church camp near Miller’s Flat Reservoir early Tuesday.

The fire started sometime Tuesday morning and is thought to be caused by lightning.

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