UPDATE: Officials confirm one primary residence was burned in the fire. The fire is now estimated at 2,900 acres.

UPDATE: Fire now being managed by a Type 3 Fire Management Team and is estimated at 4000 acres.

UPDATE: A brush fire that ignited a mile west of Veyo Monday afternoon has spread to 1184 acres according Utahfireinfo.com.

The wildfire is threatening multiple structures, prompting evacuations in area homes.

The fire ignited at approximately 2:55 p.m. Washington County Fire Warden, Adam Heyder two outbuildings have been lost.

State Route 18 is closed between mile post 20 and 21 in Veyo for both directions of travel.

Officials ask citizens to avoid unnecessary travel in this area.

The secondary roads west of SR-18 and north of Gunlock Road are also closed.


Evacuations were ordered Monday afternoon in response to an estimated 10-acre wildfire burning near Veyo in Washington County.

The Veyo West Fire threatened structures on the west side of the town.

Air and ground resources were responding as of 5 p.m.

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