More Evacuations as Utah Wildfire Grows

Brian Head fire has burned over 27,000 acres

Smoke form the Brian Head fire seen from Panguitch, Utah, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

 

BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and drove out residents of 400 additional homes, authorities said Thursday.

The blaze is one of several burning in the U.S. West as extreme heat makes it difficult for firefighters to tamp down the flames.

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