Levan Fire Burns More Than 2,000 Acres

Published on July 25, 2014 at 12:16PM

The Levan Fire burning burning south of Levan has reached more than 2,000 acres in size. The fire, which started Thursday afternoon around 4:00, was spurred by heavy west winds. Jason Curry, spokesman for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, said the fire showed extreme behavior, causing fire spots up to 1/4 mile ahead of the main fire front. Curry said more than 100 personnel are now working to establish as much containment as possible ahead of expected strong winds.

Evacuations were ordered Thursday almost immediately after the fire started for 6 homes in the area of Chicken Creek to Water Hollow. By about 9 p.m. Thursday evacuations were lifted and residents returned to their homes. As of 9:00 Friday morning, the fire was still 0% contained.