One home destroyed, a dozen damaged by wildfire in Saratoga Springs

  • Source: Salt Lake City Deseret Morning News
  • Published: 06/29/2020 08:44 AM

At least one home has been destroyed and a dozen damaged in Saratoga Springs where more than 13,000 residents remained evacuated Monday due to a wildfire. The Knolls Fire had burned at least 10,000 acres as of Monday morning. The fire was reported to be about 25% contained. One home outside of the city limits was destroyed and about 12 homes suffered some type of damage, said city spokesman Dave Johnson. Nine other residences sustained some type of property damage. About 18 fences have been damaged by the fire and at least one home had a shed on the property burned, he said. An estimated 1,300 homes, or about 5,300 residents, remained under a mandatory evacuation order Monday morning. An additional 1,800 homes were under an evacuation warning, meaning those residents were allowed to return but were told to be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice.


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