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Wind-whipped Ether Hollow Fire forces evacuations in Springville and Mapleton

The Ether Hollow Fire, burning near Mapleton, forced evacuations on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Photo: Emily Williams

MAPLETON, Utah — Evacuations are underway in Utah County as a result of the Ether Hollow Fire, burning between Springville and Mapleton, including 211 homes. All of Hobble Creek Canyon is evacuated as well as 135 homes in the Grindstone community. Mapleton police said Quiet Meadow Lane, Whiting Campground and homes at 400 North and 1600 East, along with everything northeast of this address, are being evacuated.

 

They have not said what caused it. However, a tweet from Utah Fire Info indicated target shooting as a possible cause for at least two fires in the last 24 hours. The second fire, the William Fire, is burning near Santaquin. 

State fire officials say they can’t currently fight the fire from the air because of strong winds

This story will be updated.