PRESS RELEASE Utah County Sheriff’s Office
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
As the Pole Creek Fire in Juab County has grown and expanded into Utah County it has become necessary to implement closure of several canyons and roads, as well as mandatory evacuations. As of 12:30 PM this date the following closures and mandatory evacuations are in force:
-Santaquin Canyon is closed, but evacuations have not yet been ordered.
-Payson Canyon is closed, but evacuations have not yet been ordered.
-US Highway 89, in Spanish Fork Canyon, is closed from mile 312, at the Thistle Junction, to mile 298, at the Utah /Sanpete County line. All homes in this area from Nebo Creek to the Thistle Junction are under mandatory evacuation order.
-Nebo Loop Road at SR-132 in Nephi Canyon is closed, but evacuations have not yet been ordered.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff’s Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO
For questions and details about fire size and condition refer to the following website: