Utah wildfire torches nearly 6 more square miles

Utah wildfire torches nearly 6 more square miles

The fire, which started Saturday, June 24, had grown to 4,400 acres by mid-day Tuesday. More than 500 firefighters were battling the blaze that's near the small town where 19 members of an elite firefighting unit were killed while battling a blaze four years ago.

Individuals who have been determined to have endangered manned aircraft or people on the ground with a UAS and/or interfered with wildfire suppression may be subject to civil penalties, including fines of up to $25,000, and potentially criminal prosecution.

Firefighters have said buildings have burned but don't know what kind.

The Goodwin Fire has prompted multiple evacuations.

It is burning in an area north and west of the junction of Senator Highway and County Road 177.

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ADOT announced the closure of Highway 69 at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials said strong winds helped fuel the fire burning mostly through chaparral and heavy grass that have been untouched for almost 40 years.

"Please remain vigilant. Hopefully, our visitors will be vigilant and follow our Stage 1 restrictions, and we'll have no issues this coming weekend", she said.

"I am very anxious about it, extremely and I had to leave a lot of possessions behind, a lot of heirlooms", said Zelambo.

The fire is 5 percent contained, and at least one community has been evacuated by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

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The current blaze is burning in chaparral that has not had a fire in more than 40 years, helping fuel its growth. The blaze has since spread about 20 miles east, near Panguitch Lake, according to the Associated Press .

"My advice to everybody is to have everything in order and not do what I did and wait til the last minute", said Zelambo. Mayer has about 1,400 residents.

Power had been restored to two of the areas by 8 p.m., but was still out in parts of Mayer and Dewey, impacting about 1,100 homes.

The blaze forced the evacuation of the town of Mayer along with several other mountain communities in the area. Potential evacuations were ordered for Walker, Potato Patch Campground, Mountain Pines Acres, and Mount Union as the fire progresses.

The wildfire jumped the highway on Tuesday.

There is no estimate available on when State Route 69 will reopen.

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Authorities said Tuesday that Mayer's post office has been closed until further notice because of the fire, which was fanned Tuesday by 35 miles per hour winds.

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