While one wildfire grew to more than 2,000 acres Sunday, another much smaller one threatened homes and prompted a voluntary evacuation.
There was a voluntary evacuation in place Sunday night for the Pine Mountain subdivision, which is in northeastern Sanpete County. The 30-acre blaze, dubbed the Aspen Springs Fire, is burning east of Spring City, which is about 2 miles south of Mount Pleasant. The Sanpete County Sheriff's Office announced through its Twitter feed that the flames are threatening structures as it moves southwest. There are as many as 50 homes in the area of the fire.
Crews caught some breaks trying to contain the fire, which was "laying down" and moving much slower as of 8:12 p.m., the sheriff's office tweeted. They hoped to cut a fire line with a bulldozer during the night to help contain the fire.