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Update: Evacuations in place for Hilltop Fire, pre-evacuation notice for Coal Hollow Fire

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A pre-evacuation notice was issued for some cabins near the Scofield Reservoir in Utah County after "extreme fire behavior" was reported on the Coal Hollow Fire on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. (Photo: Utah Fire Officials)

UPDATE: Hilltop Fire is 80 percent contained as of Aug. 11. Firefighters concentrating efforts on southernmost portion of the fire, where last remaining uncontained fire line is located.

UPDATE: (August 9, 11:01 a.m.) - Fire officials have updated the evacuations maps for areas near the Coal Hollow Fire.

UPDATE: A community meeting for the Coal Hollow Fire will be held Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the North Sanpete High School.

(UPDATE 10:39 p.m. Wednesday) — Evacuation information for the Coal Hollow Fire in this article is out-of-date. Current information can be found here.

(KUTV) — A pre-evacuation notice was issued for cabins in the area north of Scofield Reservoir in Utah County after "extreme fire behavior" was reported on the Coal Hollow Fire on Wednesday.

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The Coal Hollow Fire grew to 6,600 acres on Wednesday and was threatening power lines, Highway 6, railroad tracks and five residences at last report.

The Coal Hollow Fire was reportedly caused by lightning and started on Saturday.

Evacuations were still in place for some areas affected by the Hilltop Fire on Wednesday, and several others were on pre-evacuation notice.

The Hilltop Fire had grown to 1,834 acres at last report and was threatening about 150 homes in Sanpete County.

The cause of the Hilltop Fire is still unknown, but officials have reported it to be human caused.


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