VERNAL, Utah — A subdivision in Utah had to be evacuated and a highway temporarily closed on Friday after a wildfire burned through the area.
The wildfire was reported at 1:40 p.m. west of Vernal. The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office called for the subdivision in Maeser to evacuate at about 3 p.m. after the fire spread to about 300 acres.
The highway was closed for several hours but has since been reopened. The evacuation order has been lifted.
Local and federal crews fought the blaze, which didn’t damage structures. The fire’s cause is under investigation.