For Immediate Release Contact: Saddle Fire Information: 435-680-0354
July 1, 2016, 8:00 p.m. 435-590-2736
Pine Valley Voluntary Evacuation Partially Lifted
in Saddle Fire Area
PINE VALLEY, Utah – Washington County public safety officials will partially lift the voluntary evacuation for Pine Valley residents. A portion of properties at the top of Lloyd Canyon however will remain under a voluntary evacuation. Those properties will remain under voluntary evacuation while firefighters continue completing containment lines south of Lloyd Canyon to prevent the Saddle Fire from moving down the canyon.
The partial voluntary evacuation will be lifted at 8 p.m. today, Friday, July 1.
Properties in Lloyd Canyon that remain under a voluntary evacuation include the following roads: south on Lloyd Canyon Drive at the Mahogany Lane intersection and south on Oakridge Drive and Mahogany Lane. Those residents should continue to remain prepared to evacuate in the event the Saddle Fire conditions change.
The Dixie National Forest area closure in and around the Pine Valley area remains in effect. All campgrounds, hiking trails and the entire area within the Pine Valley Recreation Area are closed to all uses.
The Saddle Fire, started by lightning on June 13, continues to burn within the Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness. Firefighters have prepared firelines around the Pine Valley community in order to protect homes and other community infrastructure. The fire is 42 percent contained and has burned across 1,540 acres within the Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness.
For information about those areas closed on the Dixie National Forest can be found on the Saddle Fire InciWeb page at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4794/31098/.
Saddle Fire information can be found on InciWeb at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4794/.