A wildfire in Utah has been burning all night long after it was ignited by fireworks.
According to officials, the Traverse fire is burning in the Traverse mountain near Lehi City. FOX News reported that the city ordered evacuations around 12:30 am for residents in the affected areas.
Those within a quarter-mile from Vialetto Way, Annuvolato Way, Spring View Lane, and the Autumn Hills area were ordered to evacuate to Skyridge High School and was told to wait for evacuation vehicles to arrive.
Location of the #TraverseFire. #ffslkw pic.twitter.com/zbeGqJwD3I
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) June 28, 2020
The red cross set up an additional evacuation center in Draper Park Middle School for those who are seeking refuge from the wildfire.
LATEST UPDATE for #TraverseFire
The Evacuation Center at Skyridge High School in @LehiCity is now closed. Evacuees will need to go to go to the Evac Center in @drapercity – Draper Park Middle School – 13133 S. 1300 E. for assistance at this time.#UtahRedCross pic.twitter.com/8ldwXq55lG
— American Red Cross of Utah (@RedCrossUtah) June 28, 2020
According to Fire chief Jeremy Craft, there are no major structures or homes damaged.
In some areas, evacuations have already been lifted.
The suspect is already in custody and is cooperating with the officials. Additional information will be provided as soon as they are available.
Josh Flores, Moroni Channel
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