Washington County wildfire update
UPDATE - Evacuations now lifted but residents to be very careful.
Washington County authorities have lifted evacuations in Harrisburg last night, but the Cottonwood Trail wildfire was still threatening some homes.
Evacuations remained in place for residents of the west side of Leeds Red Cliffs campground was also under evacuation order.
The American Red Cross assisted evacuees by establishing a cooling and evacuation center at Washington Co. Fairgrounds, Grafton Building (5500 West 339 South in Hurricane).
Fire authorities estimated the fire had grown to 3,000 acres Sunday night, just a few hours after the initial spark.
Northbound and Southbound I-15 is currently open.
Fire authorities reported that the Veyo West fire was 90 percent contained Saturday evening.
Firefighters were mopping up hot spots, and rehabilitation work has started on some areas of the fire’s perimeter.
The fire will likely transition to a smaller, local, type 4 fire. the Veyo West Fire was mapped at 2,618 acres.
Crews on the Turkey Farm Road Fire had the wildfire 75 percent contained Saturday evening.
The fire remained at 11,993 acres in size.
Police are looking to question 3 teenagers who were driving a white car. That may have started that fire.